Uzone After School Drop-In & Tutoring Center

About Uzone

An After-School Non-profit Ecumenical Community Outreach Ministry of Grace United Methodist Church

  • Provides volunteers and tutors to make a positive impact in middle and
    high school age youth to achieve their academic potential
  • A safe and social gathering place for youth after school with free snacks
    served daily
  • Encourages social values such as kindness, helpfulness, personal
    responsibility, respect through recreational activities.

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  • Open 3:15-5:30 every weekday that school is in session
    Uzone is temporarily closed right now while school is not in Session.

Location: Just North of the High School–within walking distance.
805 West Highway 55 Paynesville, MN 56362

Contact Information

  • Phone: 320-243-ZONE (9663)
  • Email:
  • Uzone Site Manager: Kelly Kandels
  • Site Manager’s email:

Uzone Calendar

Uzone is closed after school until School resumes this year

Sign Up for Uzone

Uzone Registration/Consent Form

Sign Up Summer Uzone Tutoring

For the 13th summer, the Uzone will provide free summer tutoring for elementary age youth in reading and math.  Tutoring is scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June 11th through July 16th, from 8:30-11:30 AM.   Tutoring is one-on-one for 45-minute sessions.  Materials are provided. If you are interested in signing your child up for tutoring sessions, please print out and return the form below to secure a spot.

Uzone Tutoring Registration Form

Uzone Staff

The Uzone was established in the spring of 2007 as an off-site outreach ministry to the youth and families of our community. Our congregation underwrites the majority of the Uzone budget through mission monies, grants and special offerings. Other monies come from community grants, private and various organization donations, which recognize the work of the Uzone as a tremendous asset to our community!