Department of Education
University of Michigan-Flint
430 French Hall
Flint, MI 48502-1950
Phone: (810) 762-3260
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Members Needed
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
“Pop-Up School” Team Member
We are looking for students who are interested in working with children in the Flint community.
The role of the community service team member will be to engage with the children and families in varied activities. While no prior experience with children is necessary, we are seeking team members who promote a positive, professional attitude while encouraging and supporting children in need.
Why work with the Pop-Up School Program???
Professional development by faculty
Certificate of commendation for Flint Community Service
Increasing monetary stipends with extended service
Priceless experience working with the community
The Pop-Up School van may be scheduled Monday through Friday in the mornings or afternoons and each shift is approximately 3-4 hours (including set-up and clean-up). There are occasional Saturday, evening, and Sunday events.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, kids at Calvary United Methodist Church acted silly during an entertaining game of Twister.
Flint Odyssey House
The children at the Flint Odyssey House used black markers to create decorative penquins on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Kids at the WIC Center of Burton work together to build a spectacular marble run on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Andrew had a great time building a tree log tower at the WIC Center of Burton on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Building with any type of block promotes creativity and sharpens crucial skills.
The children at Carraige Town had a great time celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day on Monday, January 15, 2018, as they painted peace dove's, created communities with buildings, roads, and people, and expressed themselves with palydough sculptures and magnetic creations.
Calvary United Methodist Church
Young ladies and gentlemen enjoyed interacting with each other while they explored several engagement areas at Calvary United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
Clear colored blocks look pretty on the light table, but this building that Adalynn designed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, is spectactular without any added help.