Did you know Alain Locke is the No. 1 public charter school serving African-American K-8 students in Chicago?

It’s true! And despite the ongoing budget cuts at Chicago Public Schools that could limit their access to field trips and experiential learning this year, our students continue to excel!

How could CPS budget cuts affect our students? A study conducted by the Brookings Institution shows field trips have a direct impact on academics. The study found students who get the opportunity to go on a science-related field trip perform better on science tests.

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Our students are already well on their way to a bright future, but with your help, we can fill the gap in the CPS budget to provide them increased experiential learning outside their community.

For pre-K through second grade students, trips to zoos and farms provide hands-on learning experiences. For middle school students, the chance to explore workplaces such as Fermilab and talk with real-life physicists help students envision themselves in science careers. Visits to high school and college campuses allow students to see their trajectories for a bright future.

Will you help us make sure Alain Locke students have the opportunity to explore the wonders that exist throughout the Chicago area? Visit alainlocke.org/donate today to help our students achieve more.