Real-world projects in all high school classes, without working weekends
Students partner with organizations to solve real problems using core class content. We partner with teachers to help them pull it off.
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.
Map the real world to any competency
Set your learning goals and get back projects mapped to focus areas on standardized tests, state standards, 21st-century skills, and SEL.
Spend prep period personalizing
Save teachers hours with starter project plans, assessment rubrics, and scaffolding that teachers can tailor to their kids.
Make teachers feel like they have superpowers
No starting from scratch
Teachers build off pre-filled, customizable unit plans and assessment rubrics that explain why they're strong examples.
No new apps
Sidekick works behind-the-scenes through G Suite, Google Classroom, and more. Teachers only need to know how to edit a word doc.
No going it alone
We walk teachers through bite-sized activities that both develop their skills and help them plan and deliver their projects.
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.