A central part of Springboard's mission is to address the significant and growing educational achievement gap between upper income and lower income students. They became a B Corporation to become something bigger than themselves as they expand their use publicly-funded vouchers to reach more low-to-moderate income students and provide them with extended learning opportunities. B Corporation standards are aligned with Springboard's commitment to positive social impact, as well as the goals of their customers – superintendents and principals as well as students and their families.
Joseph Olchefske, CEO Springboard Education, states that, "One overlooked driver of the widening 'achievement gap' between upper income and lower income students is the difference in their afterschool experiences. Limited access to high-quality programs and tighter school budgets mean that lower-income students face a daunting 'Activity Gap'. This 'Activity Gap' is a serious issue for our country since research clearly points to the developmental advantages that students receive by participating in high quality after-school activities. Ultimately, the "Activity Gap" must be addressed to ensure that all students - regardless of family income."
To learn more about Springboard Education in America visit, www.springboardkids.com or call customer care at 800.341.3177.
More about Springboard: Headquartered in Lexington, MA, Springboard's before-school, after-school and summer programs are led by experienced educators at over 80 schools in 11 states. Springboard continuously strives to deliver exciting, motivating and fun activities for children that extend their learning into the out-of-school environment.
More about B Corporation: B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. As of January 2017, there are over 2,000 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries in 50 countries. www.bcorporation.net
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SOURCE Springboard Education in America