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Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Program to Help Parents of School-Aged Children

Parents who need to work during the coming school year face challenges to keep their kids busy while making time for shifting school models. Now there’s help for families with children who will be learning virtually this fall.

Summer fun is in full swing, at the Adrenaline Sports Center out in Ramsey. Kids have a wide array of sports to choose from.

"Every week is a different sport throughout the summertime," said Chris Schulz, who is the founder and executive director of AKA Sport, a nonprofit 501(c)3.

The Active Kids Association, better known as AKA Sport, runs summer camps for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. This summer Schulz has been able to successfully operate camps across the metro in a COVID-free environment.

"So through the pandemic we’ve handled it just fine,” said Schulz. “And it just goes to show this social setting that we create: the activities, the games, the getting in the groove, getting their bodies moving - it works."

This fall, AKA will offer a brand new program, to work in step with the different learning models schools will offer students, called AKA School Time.

"Every hour has a different theme,” Schulz said.” “We’ll start out the day with a warm-up and some sense of free play. Getting their bodies moving, getting their mind right, getting them to focus in a little bit."

Adrenaline Sports owner Jason Jacob says he looks forward to this new partnership with AKA Sport, on the launch of the AKA School Time program.

"I think our mentality at this point is to put up a good program together that’s very flexible, in a good location where we can serve a lot of different communities in this area," Jacob said.

AKA School Time will start here at the Adrenaline Sports Center and also at the National Sports Center in Blaine. AKA will operate its second location inside the Sport Expo Center where AKA School Time will be put to the test.

"We have a great staff, and we have teachers who are looking to do more, and we have retired teachers looking to do more," said Schulz.

A wealth of educators, on staff and ready to help keep kids on task this fall.

For more on AKA’s School Time programming options available, click here.

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