Welcome to Backpack Tutoring

Backpack Tutoring is a volunteer led, and student run, non-profit started in 1977. We serve academically at risk, inner city grade school students by providing high school volunteer tutors to come alongside these students and their schools and help them with reading, writing and other school work, in a fun, encouraging, and supportive manner. By doing so, we also create a leadership and community service opportunity for high school students, providing them with significant, meaningful service learning and leadership skills development.


  • Activities Student of the Week! (12/18/2015) - Congrats to Backpack Tutoring Member Nagu Chidambaram for being named Minnetonka High School Activities Student of the Week! We are so thankful for all that you do in Backpack! Keep up the good work! Congrats to seniors NAGU Chidambaram (backpack tutoring) & Presley Norby (girls hockey)–Act. Students of the Week! — Jeff Erickson (@TonkaPrincipal) […]
  • Bus Times (12/14/2015) - Bus Times will be changing a little bit in this upcoming semester: Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be leaving at 4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays pickup will remain the same