Each month, first, second, and third graders from Aldridge Elementary in the Altgeld-Riverdale community board a bus bound for Kids Science Labs in the South Loop for an hour of discovery and fun. This science enrichment program is just one component of our Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative—an effort to create a comprehensive community-based system to support young children in Altgeld-Riverdale.
“Our partnership with Kids Science Labs and Chicago-based Youth Guidance gives kids an opportunity for hands-on learning and experimenting,” said Susannah Levine, Director of BPI’s Education and Early Learning program. “We hope this will nurture a lifelong love for science and creativity.”
This partnership is in its third year and will expand to include Carver School in January. We are grateful for the Albert Pick, Jr. Fund’s generous support of this program.