For 25 years, Dallas students have been benefiting from Big Thought’s mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning. Through their partnerships, they are able to provide communities with high-quality creative learning opportunities tailored to their needs.
They reach an impressive 300,000 children, families, and teachers annually and provide over one million hours of instruction and programming. How inspiring to think of all the creative thinking, dreaming, and imaginative, hands-on learning occurring in Dallas through their wide range of programs! We look forward to learning more about how sparking students’ creativity is impacting our students, teachers, and community. Welcome, Big Thought!
Education is Freedom:
Celebrating its tenth year of service, Education is Freedom (EIF) is currently in 22 Dallas ISD high schools. EIF’s mission is to provide comprehensive college planning services and produce life changing results for students and families. Students benefit from full-time advisors assigned to a DISD school who often also are mentors and role models for the students. EIF has helped over 40,000 students and their families complete the college process.
Also focusing on providing internship experiences, EIF and the Mayor’s Office launched the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program in 2008. This is just one of many successful EIF programs. A partnership with EIF will certainly insight into how to help graduate students that are post-secondary-ready. Join us in welcoming EIF!
REAL School Gardens:
Started in 2007 in Fort Worth, REAL School Gardens “create learning gardens in low-income schools and train teachers how to use them to improve student engagement and academic achievement.” Their gardens are sprouting up at an impressive rate, and students in Dallas and Tarrant county schools are reaping the benefits of these outdoor classroom environments!
One of the best new ways to really get to know this great organization is by checking out their blog! We can’t wait to learn more about the successes of the engaging hands-on learning that is blossoming across North Texas!