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 **
Project Tomorrow collects data and feedback from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and pre-service teachers about education issues through their annual Speak Up survey. This data is then distributed to the schools, districts, and states providing them with valuable information about the thoughts of all the different stakeholders in the school community. The results of the nationwide survey are shared with key decision makers and policy influencers at annual Congressional Briefings for both the House & Senate. These survey results are very important because they help stimulate local, state, and national discussions about education trends that in turn help to shape education policy and funding decisions. Julie Evans and her team do a wonderful job of collecting, analyzing, and sharing this data at conferences, webinars, and briefings.