Internships, meet classrooms. Class, meet internships.
Bridge the classroom with academic and career planning to make every moment meaningful.
Treat all kids like superheroes
Connect students to the community
Pair students with non-profits, companies, and more to tackle actual business and social problems based on student interests
A map for college and career readiness
Assess focus areas on standardized tests, state standards, employability skills, SEL, and 21st-century skills using rubrics included with all projects
Don't worry about the logistics
Save teachers and advisors hours every virtual interaction with the partner already scheduled against customizable project plans
Make teachers feel like they have superpowers
No new apps
We work behind-the-scenes through G Suite, Google Classroom, and more. Teachers only need to know how to edit a word doc.
No starting from scratch
Teachers build off pre-filled, customizable competency maps and assessment rubrics that explain why they're strong examples.
Blur the lines between project-based and work-based learning while still working from a lesson plan.
Engage students to prepare them for college and careers
At an urban public school in Chicago, where passing Algebra I is required for graduation, 113 of 151 students earned Ds or higher in an Algebra I course based on Sidekick projects, up from 75 the year before.
At a public school in an rural, agricultural community in Indiana, a pre-/post-test on student engagement found the average engagement score for students in classes using Sidekick had increased 5 times, all but eliminating student disengagement.
What Others Say
This project has helped me discover a love for non-profit work. Superheroes help everyone, despite their differences, without expecting anything in return. Non-profit workers are superheroes, or at least they should be. I'm going to explore the non-profit world more and consider it as a potential career path.
I have some of my lowest performers in my first period, and I saw them care more about doing the work than I've seen all year.
I am so thankful for all you've done and are doing for my kids. I can't really believe this is real and I am waiting for someone to "pinch me" because the more I get into the project, the more I feel it's too good to be true.