WHAT IS A POP-UP SCHOOL?

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a mobile classroom that provides high quality, play-based literacy, math, science, and social studies activities for young children.  This classroom is intended to serve those children most in need and visits neighborhoods, community events, health fairs, churches, and other venues throughout the city of Flint.  Activities are set up outdoors as much as possible depending on the weather.   

Parents/guardians are encouraged to interact and learn with their children as they explore different hands-on projects and activities. 

The Pop-Up School van is generally scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday.  There are occasional Saturday, evening, and Sunday events.

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LOOKING FOR A POP-UP SCHOOL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Click the Schedule in the Menu to find out where our schools will be popping up in the community. 

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE POP-UP VAN?

If you would like to schedule a visit from our Pop-Up School Van for a community event, please contact Cathy A. Lesinski, Pop-Up School manager at catlesin@umflint.edu.

We are now scheduling for fall and winter events.

 

Looking for "Family Fun" in Genesee County this summer for little to no cost?

Check out these family friendly activities occuring in the Flint area.

Family Fun

Past Events - July 2018

YWCA

Kids visiting the YWCA used various building materials to build roads, robots, train tracks, and buildings on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Applewood

Applewood's annual Savor the Flavor event on Thursday, July 19, 2018, had a huge turnout!  Children enjoyed making citrus prints with lemons, limes, and oranges and went away with citrus scented pieces of artwork.

Fairhaven Health Fair

Bounce houses, face painting, and food, oh my!  Everyone had a great time at the Fairhaven Health Fair on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Flint Farmer's Market

On Saturday, July 7, 2108, families played with orange scented playdough, created milk fireworks, and rainbows at the Flint Farmer's Market.

Applewood

Children had a great time making rainbow streamers and milk fireworks at Applewood on Friday, July 6, 2018, after listening to the story, The Crayon Box that Talked, during story time.