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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 is Hiring!

Springboard is Hiring!

Excited about children gaining a love of learning? Want to be part of a team of professionals who do great work and are kind to one another? If so, Springboard to Learning is for you! Job Title: Part-time Office AdministratorDepartment: AdministrationReports...

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

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, and is...

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

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,...

2019-2020 St. Louis TAI Applications Now Open

2019-2020 St. Louis TAI Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute! The St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a project of the Regional Arts Commission made possible by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors. Springboard to Learning and NCCJ St....

WiseWrite Festival Previewed on Fox 2

WiseWrite Festival Previewed on Fox 2

The 24th annual WiseWrite Festival is set for April 2 at the Repertory Theatre. Springboard to Learning Executive Director Cathy Hartmann previewed the event on Fox 2 with anchor Dan Gray. See the full clip here.

Luminaries for Learning: A Q&A with Board President Laura Rossmann

In her first year as Board President, Laura Rossmann has helped to chart Springboard to Learning's future as a leader in providing arts education in St. Louis-area schools. Her efforts toward the creation and further development of the "Luminaries for Learning"...

Springboard’s Sandbothe inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

The family of Springboard to Learning Senior Program Director Steve Sandbothe was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 27. Sandbothe and all six siblings received athletic scholarships after graduating from Linn High School.The Sandbothes...

HEC-TV Features Springboard Programming in Hazelwood

"Young Voices," a writing and storytelling residency by Springboard to Learning teaching artist Sherry Norfolk, was the focus of a recent feature by HEC-TV. The program, deployed to three third-grade classrooms at Brown Elementary in Hazelwood, gave an in-depth look...

Saigh Foundation Donates $5,000 to Fund Ideabuilder

Saigh Foundation Donates $5,000 to Fund Ideabuilder

Springboard to Learning would like to thank the Saigh Foundation for its generous donation of $5,000 to support the Ideabuilder program in Spring 2019. Ideabuilder is a STEM-based Signature Program, and has reached 96 classrooms over the past three years, more than...