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Healthy Summers

The rhythm of life changes with summer. Are you ready for longer days and more time with your kids?

Save Money

Summer Family Fun on a Budget — How to keep your kids active and busy this summer. Englishespañol

Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips —​ U.S. Department of Energy — These simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months.​

Find Summer Meals in Your CommunityU.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service — Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations in Minnesota throughout the summer.

I Need to Get a Job — Learn how you can help your teen gain positive work experience and skills while maintaining friendships, academic performance, and healthy habits. Part of the Teen Talk Fact Sheet series. English | español

Keep Learning

Preventing the Summer Slide — Prevent your children from losing reading, math, and other school-related skills over the summer break. English | español

Learning Opportunities to Discover — Get tips to help support your child’s learning away from school.

Vacation: A Learning Experience — Find out how to turn your vacations into a learning experience for the whole family.

Children and Youth Learn and Develop when Volunteering — Volunteering can help families learn new skills, teach responsibility, and bring them closer together. English | español

Related resources

Farmers markets — Get tips for shopping at farmers markets on a budget. English | español

Tick-borne Diseases in Minnesota: Prevention — Follow these six steps to prevent disease transmission.

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