Mission: Founded in 1996, Project Tomorrow's mission is to support innovative, research-based uses of science, math and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in students. Our vision is to prepare today’s students to be tomorrows innovators, leaders and engaged citizens.
Results: **370,000 K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators shared their ideas on 21st century education through the Speak Up 2009 surveys to improve teaching and learning.
**5,700 schools and 1,215 districts used their Speak Up data to inform local educational programs, policies and funding
**Federal agencies and state departments of education throughout the country used Speak Up data to inform their K12 education programs, policies and funding.
** 2296 elementary students were engaged and motivated to learn science and math as a result of the YouthTEACH2Learn program in the 2009/10 school year.
** 61% of our YouthTEACH2Learn high school student participants were more interesting in a career in teaching as a result of this program.
Target demographics: Primary audience: K-12 students in public and private schools nationwide
Secondary audience: Parents, teachers and administrators that support the educational opportunities for K-12 students
Direct beneficiaries per year: 375,000 K-12 students
Programs: Speak Up National Research Project ** YouthTEACH2Learn Career Exploration Program **
Innovation in Education Awards for STEM Excellence **
Innovators' Road Trips for STEM Career Exploration **
Youth Leadership Summit in Math and Science **
For 3 years, Arizona has had students, staff and parents take the Speak Up Survey, which focuses on the use of educational technology. Because of a partnership with SETDA (State Educational Technology Directors Association) and Project Tomorrow, the state office receives aggregate student, teacher, and parent data. Project Tomorrow staff has been extremely helpful in supporting us getting our numerous districts into their survey. The data that we receive helps inform my office of Educational Technology on how educators and students are using technology inside and outside of school and the ways that they would like to use technology in their classrooms. This is an outstanding organization to work with.