Picture a child’s
time as an orange
Their classroom experience represents a wedge that the education field is focused on squeezing more and more juice from.
Springboard exists to help schools juice the rest of the orange, dramatically improving educational outcomes by harnessing the untapped potential in family engagement.
In 2015, Springboard deepened its presence with record enrollment levels and widened its reach by expanding to the Bay Area.
In just 5 weeks, Springboard Summer scholars replaced
the typical 3-month loss with
a 3.3-month reading gain.
Closing the achievement gap
- Students’ lifetime reading achievement before Springboard
- Reading gain during 5-week summer intervention
- Gap remaining to reach grade-level reading expectations
completed grade level
With over 90% of families attending weekly training workshops,
Springboard is out ahead of the field proving a simple fact:
parents’ love for their children is the single greatest and most
underutilized natural resource in education.
family engagement over the years
Springboard trains parents to ask questions before, during, and after reading with their children. Through 5 weeks of coaching and practice, we turn those effective coaching behaviors into lasting habits:
Percentage of parents
who read with their children
“Children’s programs are most successful when they leverage the most important—and difficult—job in the world: parenting... It’s far less expensive to coach parents to support children than to maintain prisons years later.”
We develop schools’ existing staff through a 5-week coaching cycle for teachers and a leadership development program for Site Managers. This creates an organic pipeline from teacher to manager to school leader. 75% of 2012 Site Managers and 50% of 2013 SMs have successfully attained school leadership roles.