The Aronin Family Foundation supports the development of innovative teaching techniques, adapted to the skills-building needed for evolving industries and the learning opportunities of new technologies.
It’s well established that K-12 education needs to be more than “a spectator sport.” But which engagement techniques are most effective for each type of learner — and how can such differentiated learning be best managed in the classroom?
The Aronin Famiy Foundation supports innovative educators who test and share best practices for engaged, differentiated learning.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago enables young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Aronin Family Foundation supports the Clubs’ Academic Success Programs, including:
- DIY STEM: Hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly.
- Money Matters: How to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
- My.Future: A mobile-friendly social platform with program activities in areas such as STEM, leadership and the arts.
- Power Hour: Homework help and tutoring which encourages Club members to become self-directed learners.
- Summer Brain Gain: Fun, themed activities, aligned with common core anchor standards.
- Science Club: Nationally-recognized programming, in partnership with Northwestern University’s Science and Society Department and Dr. Michael Kennedy.
- Tech Girls Rock!: Hands-on technology workshops for tween and teen girls to spark their interest in STEM careers.
Serving nearly 18,000 youth ages 6-18, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago works to provide members with the emotional, educational, physical, and cultural resources that allow them to enjoy their childhood and eventually thrive in adulthood.