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Bright Ideas: Spring 2024

Bright Ideas: Spring 2024

Bright Ideas is Springboard to Learning’s triannual newsletter highlighting programming, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and everything in between. Signature Program Culmination Celebrations Seven schools in the St. Louis Public, Hazelwood, and Francis...

Mission in Action: April 2024

Mission in Action: April 2024

Here’s how your support made a difference this month... WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays On Wednesday, April 10th, fifth graders from Mason School of Academic and Cultural Literacy and Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction in the St. Louis Public School...

2024 WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays

2024 WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays

Join us Wednesday, April 10th, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at the Sun Theatre for the 28th annual WiseWrite Festival of One Act Plays! After 26 weeks of hard work in their WiseWrite residencies, young playwrights from Saint Louis Public Schools Mason Elementary and...

Mission in Action: March 2024

Mission in Action: March 2024

Here’s how your support made a difference this month... IdeaBuilder at MADE On Monday, March 4th, third graders from McNair Elementary in the Hazelwood School District visited the Magic House's MADE for Kids makerspace to showcase their IdeaBuilder inventions, created...

Mission in Action: February 2024

Mission in Action: February 2024

Here's how your support made a difference this month... Black History Month Springboard to Learning was able to provide Black History Month programming to eleven schools across the St. Louis metro area! Beyond Measure Dance Theater performed Africa to America for...

Springboard 2023 Year in Review

Springboard 2023 Year in Review

January Springboard to Learning said hello to 2023 with a group of generous National Honor Society volunteers from Mehlville High School. They helped us usher our Arts & Learning Packs program into the new year, assembling 660 Art Machines for St. Louis children....

Black History Month Programming

Black History Month Programming

Celebrate Black History Month with a Springboard to Learning program! Learn the history of Black music, dance, and culture through the arts this February with one of our Teaching Artist-created programs: What do Jazz, Modern, West African and Hip Hop dance have in...

Teaching Artist Opportunity: 2023-24 School Year

Teaching Artist Opportunity: 2023-24 School Year

Springboard to Learning will be starting a year-long, innovative journey with Southeast Middle School in the Hazelwood School District. We will have the opportunity to provide meaningful, memorable learning experiences for middle school students, and we need multiple...

Springboard to Learning Visits SSD Schools

Springboard to Learning Visits SSD Schools

(via Special School District of St. Louis County September 26, 2022) For the past eight years, students from across the District have anticipated a special visit from Springboard to Learning. The organization helps develop children’s abilities to create, collaborate,...

Springboard Awarded $10,000 NEA Grant

Springboard Awarded $10,000 NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supporting Arts & Learning Packs for under-resourced St. Louis students by awarding Springboard to Learning a $10,000 Challenge America grant. Arts & Learning Packs are at-home,...

Transform a Child’s World on Giving Tuesday!

Transform a Child’s World on Giving Tuesday!

Dandelions, sticks, wrapping paper tubes, and rubber bands… What do these items have in common? These rudimentary objects transform when the imagination of a child is applied. How is it that, as adults, we lose touch with that transformational imagination, forgetting...

Calling all Visual and Performing Artists!

Calling all Visual and Performing Artists!

Calling all Visual and Performing Artists! Springboard to Learning is looking to engage talented and passionate artists who are interested in working within St. Louis area schools and community venues. We are currently offering training to artists to teach our...

Springboard to Learning: A Year in Review

Springboard to Learning: A Year in Review

The 2020-2021 school year is bound to go down in history as one of the most challenging years for students, parents, and educators alike. With COVID-19 school closings, restrictions, and the pivot to online learning that followed, Springboard to Learning faced one of...

Springboard Celebrates 25 Years of WiseWrite

Springboard Celebrates 25 Years of WiseWrite

The silver anniversary of Springboard to Learning's longest-running program was always going to be special. But this year, the culmination of the WiseWrite Signature Residency has the potential to reach more viewers than ever before. "COVID has inspired a new format...

Introducing Springboard to Virtual Learning

Introducing Springboard to Virtual Learning

Springboard to Learning has expanded to online programming! Springboard to Virtual Learning is being developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to expand the reach and influence of our artists’ programming throughout Missouri and beyond, delivering...

Springboard and Operation Food Search distribute Arts Snacks

Springboard and Operation Food Search distribute Arts Snacks

In partnership with Operation Food Search, Springboard to Learning delivered 4,000 Arts and Learning Snacks through the month of May to family meal sites across the St. Louis Public School (SLPS) District and the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) system. Arts and...

An Update on Springboard & COVID-19

An Update on Springboard & COVID-19

Click here to access resources for students & educators.Click here to access resources for teaching artists.Click here to offer your support. Dear Friends of Springboard to Learning,   Springboard continues to closely monitor the news surrounding COVID-19,...

IdeaBuilder students celebrate culmination at MADE

IdeaBuilder students celebrate culmination at MADE

"I think my brain is growing!""You made me want to learn more and do better!""I hope some of us become real inventors when we grow up.""You taught me to never give up." These are just a few of the rave reviews received from students at Mann Elementary in the St. Louis...

Springboard Marketing Manager Interviewed on Classroom Matters

Springboard Marketing Manager Interviewed on Classroom Matters

Springboard to Learning Marketing/Development Manager Lauren Wiser recently appeared on episode #12 of the HEC-TV and Educate.Today podcast Classroom Matters, hosted by Kristy Houle.   Listen here: Episode #12: Transforming a Student’s Worldview: A Conversation with...

PNC Foundation Funds Wolf Trap Early Childhood Programming

PNC Foundation Funds Wolf Trap Early Childhood Programming

On Tuesday, August 27th, Springboard to Learning was one of nine grant recipients in the St. Louis region to receive funding for early childhood programming from the PNC Foundation as part of the PNC Grow Up Great initiative. With support from the PNC Foundation,...