Educators use support from Sprout to re-design teaching & learning for the 21st century. You can help us support new learning opportunities with a tax-deductible donation to The Sprout Fund.
Since 2009, The Sprout Fund has catalyzed innovative learning projects in schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, and online as the steward of the Remake Learning Network, a coalition of more than 250 organizations working together to inspire a new generation of lifelong learners in the greater Pittsburgh region.
In 2015, Sprout support has helped launch 30 new programs, including 13 in regional school districts, representing $350,000 of direct investment in the educators and youth workers helping our region’s kids learn, grow, and develop their creativity.
We have ongoing programs in our schools that stem directly from early support from The Sprout Fund.” –Thomas Ralston, Superintendent of Avonworth School District
Students are fabricating products in mobile maker spaces at Elizabeth Forward, mentoring elementary schoolers in side-by-side learning in Chartiers Valley, getting real-world theater experience at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, and designing tech-enhanced apparel at the Homewood YMCA.
Summer STEAM: Homewood Children’s Village offered seven weeks of free workshops that integrate STEM subjects with the creative arts and challenge students to complete projects and volunteer in the community to put their solutions into practice.
Teen Art Cooperative: The Mattress Factory launched an ongoing series of creative arts programs in which high school students are mentored by professional artists. Participants learn how the museum operates and develop their own creative practice.
Water Design Challenge: A collaboration between local schools and sustainability nonprofits, students from 12 school districts came together to co-design solutions to water resource problems globally and locally.
By supporting hands-on, interest-driven learning that resonates with the today’s digital youth, Sprout support enables educators and empowers learners with real world skills and valuable experiences that prepare them for successful careers and rewarding lives.