November 2, 2021

Upper Mississippi Academy proudly launches our Give to the Max 2021 fund drive!  

Be part of this statewide effort and give generously to Upper Mississippi Academy and other charitable organizations between now and November 18th, officially known as Give to the Max Day!  As many schools and organizations strive to recover from the fallout caused by the pandemic, Upper Mississippi Academy asks for your financial support as we continue to build back stronger than ever. 

Upper Mississippi Academy was founded on the belief and understanding that many students learn best when they can participate in hands-on, authentic, and nontraditional learning.  Building on what we know, Upper Mississippi Academy is focusing this fund drive - after a year of limited in-person contact and community engagement - on recreating and strengthening hands-on, active learning opportunities for students both during and after school, and integrated with the community. 

Your donations will specifically support:

  1. Classroom and student projects (including group and senior capstone projects that benefit students at all grade level, the school and or the broader community)

Rationale:  Group projects are prevalent at the lower grade levels and build skills toward individual Senior Capstone projects.  UMA students prepare proposals and design projects as part of their learning process.  We want to support the financial requests by creating a process that equalizes. 

  1. Field trips across every grade level

Rationale: Local and extended field trips for all students as part of Community Days or as extended options leading to local, national and world experiences.  

  1. Community Speaker Bureau

Rationale: Bringing significant speakers into UMA and building relationships with local community speakers as a strong piece of the programming at UMA.  

  1. After school club initiatives

Rationale:  As an extension of our learning, clubs are driven by high student interest and deepen an opportunity for personal growth.  

  1. Sustainable equipment to expand the opportunities for UMA students and staff

Rationale:  For expanded opportunities for staff and students, UMA would like to acquire a full size poster printer and a full size laminator for teacher and student use.

Our goal during this year’s Give to the Max fund drive is to raise $10,000!  Can we count on you for your support?


ALL size donations make a difference!  Year-round giving is also an option if you can chip in a little bit more. Click on the GiveMN link and schedule your gift or Upper Mississippi Academy’s website where you can give a one-time or monthly donation.


Or, give a one-time or monthly donation directly to Upper Mississippi Academy via their website and PayPal Giving Fund.   

UMA PayPal Giving Fund

Clubs, clubs and more clubs!

We know young people need opportunities outside of school classrooms, to learn and develop new skills and interests with other youth and adults. UMA clubs run the gamut on variety, with something for everyone.  During lunch, students interested in student leadership can be a representative on the student council.  For students that love reading, language arts teacher Erin Griffin hosts an after-school Book Club.  A unique opportunity for students is the Blacksmithing Club, students can learn the fine art of iron metal work from UMA science teacher and expert Danr Kretchmar. Those wanting to tell a fantasy story with mighty heroes that battle monsters can spend time after school in the Dungeons and Dragons club.  These are just a few clubs that Give to the Max Day contributions will support.

We ask you to support Upper Mississippi Academy today and spread the word by inviting family and friends to join this effort!  Thank you for all you do for Upper Mississippi Academy on behalf of our students! 
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St. Paul, MN. 55101

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