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Partnering with Flipside

Saint Paul Public Schools’ Flipside afterschool program has received funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to be used over three years for COVID-19 response efforts and to address long-term student outcomes that have been impacted by the pandemic. This funding will be used to expand Flipside to all SPPS middle schools to offer youth opportunities to support academic success. Flipside aims to build and strengthen a sense of belonging at school through participation in engaging enrichment programming, cultural programming, college and career field trips, and academic support. In order to accomplish this, we aim to partner with community-based organizations, businesses, and individuals who align with these goals. 

If you and/or your organization are interested in partnering with Flipside, please reach out!

Have questions? Need help? 

Click HERE for more information, or contact Amy Suchon (

Partnership with Saint Paul Public Library

Flipside strives to work in partnership with youth, families and community partners.  Flipside is offered through a joint partnership with the City of Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL). 


Flipside and Saint Paul Public Library work in collaboration to support the literacy development of all Flipside participants.  For example: SPPL sponsored the January 2021 Activity Kit with books so to encourage families to participate in the Read Brave Library program and build home libraries. Saint Paul Public Library also has access to many online and digital resources that our participants are regularly encouraged to access to help them grow their literacy skills. Some of those resources include:   Library Go

In addition to the Saint Paul Public Library Flipside works with many other community-based organizations across the city. We strive to provide high quality programming for youth to succeed in school and life. These partnerships expand learning and access to opportunities that many of our youth would not otherwise have access to.

"In a year defined by uncertainty, Urban Boatbuilders' partnership with Flipside has felt remarkable in its consistency and adaptability. We have piloted two different remote woodworking programs with Flipside, and it's been a blast to hear about students' excitement at being able to craft folding chairs and folding desks at home. As we've worked to create a space where students can explore design concepts, work with tools and experience a variety of building materials, I'm grateful for the hard work and flexibility Flipside staff have shown in getting these programs up and running - it's certainly paid off!"



Flipside recognizes the value and importance of active and meaningful family engagement in their children’s education. At Flipside we encourage families to:

Connect with our team

Join an Advisory Council


Share your ideas and feedback about the program


Youth Voice & Choice

Youth Voice
At flipside youth have a chance to help design and shape the program through leadership roles, focus groups and surveys.

Youth Choice
All youth choose the classes and clubs that they want to participate in each semester.

Youth have opportunities to lead activities within their class, roles to support the program and 8th graders are even hired for roles that support program implementation and evaluation.


Community Partners

The Flipside team values each and every partner and the expertise and talent they bring to share with the young people of Saint Paul.  By working together we can accomplish so much more. For more details about Flipside partnerships, please view our Community Partner Handbook.