Giving Back to the School Community
Regular monthly donations of time and money to your school
Scholarships for students who might benefit but who cannot afford tuition
Donations of materials and supplies to schools and families
Incurring all responsibilities and costs associated with the program
Freeing your administration of time, energy and effort and by proxy, money
Free professional development in STEM and Project Based Learning for your teachers
In this age of academic accountability, schools are expected to successfully navigate a variety of challenges for producing results in the areas of social-emotional learning, academic achievement, health and wellness (to name a few) while competing against one another for students. Resources cannot be wasted and every aspect of everything that a school does must be tied back to their academic mission and vision if they are to adequately provide for all the varied needs of their students. Schools cannot do it alone and require community based partners that can assist them with the heavy lifting.
As an education organization developed by and comprised of educators, we place a very high premium on our ability to maximize the positive social impact we have on the communities we work with. We go beyond simple before and after school programming to engage in a variety of activities that support our mission and vision of teaching innovation. We accomplish this goal by:
- Becoming “embedded” within the school community
- Hiring staff who live in the community and who are committed to its success
- Partnering with local community organizations to offer services that build capacity and add to your school community
- Giving back to schools via our revenue share program
- Promoting community service among our staff by giving them paid time off and other commendation for engaging in service that enhances the community.
- Offering scholarships so that principals can offer our program to students who they believe could benefit from the additional academic support but who simply cannot afford to attend.
As former teachers ourselves, we feel strongly about the importance of supporting regular school day teachers. At the discretion of school administration, we give preference for part-time positions within to school-day teachers many of whom now work second jobs to make ends meet. These teachers are much better off working with their kids in their school community after school as opposed to going somewhere else to work after school. Also at the discretion of school administration, we build capacity among schools and among school day teachers by offering professional development in Project Based Learning and STEM. Training is provided by nationally certified trainers and coordinated with your school to be offered free of charge.