PCYC’s Bright Futures (BF) program offers free after-school and summer programing to youth in kindergarten through 5th grade who live or attend school in North Minneapolis.

We believe it’s important to offer year-round, community-based programs that support youth academic development as well as physical and emotional growth through arts-based enrichment activities and recreational activities like basketball, soccer, dance, yoga and more.

BF programs are led by teams of classroom educators, scholar support workers, youth workers and licensed teachers who are supported by reading tutors, Step-Up interns, PYC Arts and Technology High School students, and a variety of other professionals and partners who are absolutely committed to the long-term success of youth who live in North Minneapolis.

Our Bright Futures programs have served Northside youth and families for nearly 40 years.

Bright Futures is a model program in the community, committed to closing the achievement gap and providing safe and enriching opportunities for kids of all ages.

We pride ourselves on developing quality programming, employing quality staff, and creating a culture of achievement for youth!


Our program staff members are skilled professionals dedicated to youth development and upholding the agency mission, “To enrich the skills, prospects and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities.” Staff are First Aid and CPR certified and receive ongoing professional development to best meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of youth and families.

Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove

Bright Futures Program Director

Bright Futures Program Coordinator

Kankemwa Green

Bright Futures Academic Coordinator

Karrie Puckett

Bright Futures Youth Worker K/1

Ellese Ford

Bright Futures Youth Worker 1/2

Bright Futures Youth Worker 3

Bright Futures Youth Worker 4

Bright Futures Youth Worker 5

Bright Futures
is open to youth:

  • Kindergarten through
    5th grade.
  • Living and/or attending school in North Minneapolis.

Bright Futures

  • Transportation and meals
    are provided.

Bright Futures
creates an
environment of:

  • Achievement
  • Creativity
  • Empowerment
  • Safety
  • Most of all fun!

Bright Futures
Dates and Hours

2020-21 School Year

Online Session
October 5 – June 11
Monday – Friday

In-person Session
February 22 – June 11
Monday – Friday

2021 Summer Session

June 28 – Aug 13
Monday – Friday


Register online or call 612.643.2096 for enrollment questions and inquiries.