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Family Resources—MSP Teacher Strike

Here are some resources for families during the 2022 Minneapolis Public School’s teacher strike. The strike began on March 8, 2022. As of March 25th, 2022, MPS and the teacher’s union have reached a tentative agreement to end the strike. We will update this post when the strike ends.

This resource guide is adapted from resource guides created by National Parents’ Union (Minnesota Chapter), Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN), Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools, and MPR.

Click to jump to a section: Childcare and Physical Spaces | Food and Meal Resources | Academic Support Resources | Social, Emotional, and Wellbeing Supports | Technology Support | FAQ for MSP Families

Childcare and Physical Space Resources

Day Camps

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities

Childcare (fee) at YMCAs

Drop In Physical Spaces

  • Best Buy Teen Tech Center Downtown Minneapolis Central Library
    • 300 Nicollet Mall
    • Open to youth ages 12 – 19
    • Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Food and Meal Resources

After the first day of the strike (March 8, 2022), a daily meal bag consisting of one breakfast and one lunch will be available each day for pick up at the school where the student is enrolled. Pick-up hours will be communicated by the school, or can be inquired about here: or (612) 668-0230.

  • Community Meal Distribution Sites | Every Meal
    • 4-5 pound meal bag containing nutritious, nonperishable food items for all children, families, and individuals
    • Various public locations throughout the Twin Cities like libraries, park and recreation centers, fire stations, YMCAs, city halls, and others. Simply go to the front entrance or front desk to get your meal bag. No qualifications are required, and no information is collected.
  • Food Pantries, Food Banks, Hot Meals—Minneapolis, MN
  • Northpoint Health and Wellness food programs are open and available:
    • Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Talk to a Navigator if you want help with any other programs at Northpoint Health & Wellness or in the community or call (612)767-9500.
    • If clients who need food are unable to visit the food shelf, they can select someone else—like their county worker—to pick up their food.

Academic Support Resources

Hennepin County Libraries

Hennepin County Libraries offer many virtual learning resources. Apply for an e-card to access virtual resources here: Library e-card application

  • Arts and culture
  • Books and reading
  • Free K – 12 in-person tutoring at 12 library locations
    • Augsburg Park
      • 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield
      • Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Brookdale
      • 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Park
      • Monday and Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Brooklyn Park
      • 8500 W. Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park
      • Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center
      • 505 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis
      • Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • East Lake
      • 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
      • Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Franklin
      • 1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
      • Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Hosmer
      • 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis
      • Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Nokomis
      • 5100 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis
      • Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • North Regional
      • 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis
      • Monday and Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Roosevelt
      • 4026 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis
      • Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Sumner
      • 611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis
      • Monday and Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Webber Park
      • 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis
      • Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Additional fee based programs:

  • Hive Martial Arts
    • Offering a camp with STEM activities, elementary math, history/social studies, science, and creative time.
    • Students in grades k-5
    • 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Cost: $255/week. Includes Healthy Snacks & Drinks
    • Phone: 612-331-3786 
    • Link to Registration 
  • Bilingual Learning Center
    • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    • Serves grades k-5
    • Cost: varies based on hours (ranges from $20–$60/day)
    • For more information and to register email:
    • Students bring own lunch
  • Code Ninjas Kids Coding & STEM Center
    •  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
    • Serves ages 6-15
    • Cost: $89/day
    • Phone: 952-206-4263

Additional virtual and at home learning resources:

Hennepin County Workers can make a referral to Education Support Specialists for remote:

  • Individualized education support
  • Educational advocacy
  • Tutoring
  • School navigation
  • And more!

Social, Emotional, and Wellbeing Supports

United 211 provides confidential health services and resources are available in multiple languages.

Virtual options for managing stress:



  • Free remote counseling Home – Walk-In (
    • Working with underserved communities to co-create a safe and nurturing environment to break down stigma associated with accessing mental health therapy and help connect people with culturally competent therapists.

Community Resource Guides

Mental Health Emergencies

If you’re in a mental health crisis or know someone who is, we can help. The Cope mobile crisis teams can come to where you are.

  • Adults 18 and over call 612-596-1223
  • Children 17 and under call 612-348-2233

Technology Supports

Frequently Asked Questions for MPS Families (from the district)

Click here to review Frequently Asked Questions for families in the Minneapolis Public Schools district. It is available in 4 languages.