RACINE, Wis., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 650,000 students in the last 33 years have participated in SC Johnson's Kaleidoscope Educational Series (KES) which offers a variety of programs designed to support school curricula covering a wide variety of subjects – from science and math to art, music and theater. This year's program, which will attract an estimated 25,000 students, features programs such as Justin & Liam Smart Parts; Theatrebam Chicago School House Rock Live!, the Florentine Opera's Little Red's Unusual Day, and the Shedd Aquarium.
"SC Johnson is proud to offer students quality, educational programming that is fun, entertaining and supports the curricula they are studying in the classroom," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "The Kaleidoscope program gives the company another opportunity to give back to our community by enhancing the educational experience for our local students. It's part of our ongoing commitment to doing what's right for the communities in which we do business."
Launched in 1979, KES takes place at The Golden Rondelle Theater located on SC Johnson's global headquarters in Racine, Wis. In the first year, 13 programs were offered and 8,960 students and teachers attended. Today, the program reaches more than 25,000 children annually in Racine and Kenosha, Wis. counties. SC Johnson donates the space at The Golden Rondelle Theater, programming, and transportation giving students a unique educational experience at no cost to the schools.
About The Golden Rondelle Theatre
SC Johnson's Golden Rondelle Theatre was initially built as the company's pavilion for the 1964/1965 World's Fair in New York. After the Fair was over, the Theatre was moved back to Racine to serve as SC Johnson's visitor's center and to serve as a community resource for educational programming. Working with Taliesin Associates, Frank Lloyd Wright's school of architecture, The Golden Rondelle was redesigned to fit in with the Wright-designed global headquarters for the company. Now a centerpiece for the entire community, The Theatre is committed to providing positive experiences for adults, children and visitors through programming, architecture tours, award-winning films and more. Since 1968 hundreds of thousands of people have participated in programming at the facility. For more information about The Golden Rondelle Theatre or for information on hosting an event at The Theatre, visit: www.scjohnson.com/visit
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR. MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 126-year old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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