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Springboard to Learning welcomes four new directors

Entering the 2018-19 academic year, Springboard to Learning has welcomed four new board directors. Catherine Merkel, Susan Sauer, Stephanie Valleroy and Lorie Westhoff are the newest members, providing Springboard to Learning with an influx of directors with a...

Springboard to Learning, RAC Debut St. Louis CANVASS Project

Springboard to Learning, RAC Debut St. Louis CANVASS Project

By Steve Sandbothe, Senior Program Director Springboard to Learning is so excited to announce our participation in the creation, design and implementation of The St Louis Canvass Project and St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI). This is a new, year-long, arts...

Springboard to Learning, Nipher Middle School celebrate Meacham Park

During the 2017-18 school year, Springboard to Learning collaborated with students from Nipher Middle School and Webster Arts to tell the stories of the Meacham Park Neighborhood and its residents. The 18-month project was documented  with a PBS documentary on the...

Young Audiences Legacy Lives on in St. Louis After 60 Years

Springboard to Learning Continues to Build on Rich History of Inspiring Underserved Students through Arts-centered Educational Experiences June 22, 2018 – ST LOUIS - This year marks an important milestone in St. Louis arts community: the 60th anniversary of the...

The Music Maker Celebration

The Music Maker Celebration

The Music Maker Celebration is the accumulation of the work of fabulous young song writers, performed or studio-record by professional musicians. Springboard to Learning and the Sheldon Concert Hall honored the elementary and middle school students with an on-stage...

Edward Jones – Fall Lip Sync Gala

Edward Jones – Fall Lip Sync Gala

                                  "When we say at Edward Jones that we are an active part of the communities we serve, we really mean it. We donate, walk, ride, run and sponsor fellow...

Purina Makes a Splash with Donation to Springboard to Learning

Purina Makes a Splash with Donation to Springboard to Learning

Springboard to Learning board member, Juli Plassmeyer, recently raised $4,000 in 30 minutes for our organization with a brave trip into a dunk tank during Purina’s annual employee volunteer day. Plassmeyer, a vice president at Purina, was dunked 31 times in 30...

Cardinals Host Art of Baseball Culminating Event

Cardinals Host Art of Baseball Culminating Event

Springboard to Learning’s signature program, the Art of Baseball, will wrap up on Thursday, May 31. The culminating event will be at 5 p.m. in Cunningham’s Corner at Busch Stadium before the 6:15 game between the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. During this...

Springboard to Host Poetry Out Loud Competition

Springboard to Host Poetry Out Loud Competition

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Springboard to Learning will host the St. Louis City Regional Competition of Poetry Out Loud. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest open to all high school students. The Poetry Foundation and National...

Lip Sync Battle St. Louis and Springboard get airtime on Fox News!

Today, Fox News featured one of our brave Lip Sync Battle contestants, Jim Canada! He spoke about our mission and then performed a teaser number to get us in the mood for the Lip Sync Battle this Friday night. Since the songs our contestants will be performing Friday...

MusicMaker Participants Honored

MusicMaker Participants Honored

On May 22nd students participating in Springboard to Learning’s “MusicMaker” residency were honored on the stage of the famous Sheldon Concert Hall. Schools represented were Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and Academy and the following St. Louis public schools:...

Teaching Partner Spotlight: Into the Wild with Dianne Moran

Teaching Partner Spotlight: Into the Wild with Dianne Moran

Dianne Moran’s list of classroom supplies is anything but typical. Snakes, chinchillas, lizards and chickens join Moran, a former keeper at the St. Louis Zoo—into the classroom at Keeven Elementary School in Hazelwood. The program on this day is “Amazing Creatures,” a...

Springboard Hosts St. Louis Poetry Out Loud Competition

Springboard Hosts St. Louis Poetry Out Loud Competition

Seven area students vie for trip to Missouri state championship in March.   Maya Angelou. Paul Laurence Dunbar. W.E.B. Du Bois. Classic poets and their poetry shined brightly at the St. Louis Regional Poetry Out Loud competition, facilitated by Springboard and...