ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 22, 2019) — The popular, annual fundraiser is underway to help 130 children receive their Christmas wish — a bicycle. According to organizer Sandy Seeley, many local children put a bicycle on their Christmas wish-list, but, sadly, many do not receive one because their families cannot afford it.

QUAD CITIES (July 10, 2019) — Thousands of Quad City-area youth keep learning all summer long at enrichment camps. On Thursday, July 11, they will all gather at the TaxSlayer Center to celebrate efforts to curb summer learning-loss.

The event, National Summer Learning Week, begins at 10AM. The media is invited to see all the activities and to interview campers and leaders about their summer.

Stepping Up for Summer Learning

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 27, 2019) — Summer is a time to have fun, learn and grow and that’s exactly what campers at Kids on Campus are doing. The six-week summer camp is focused on keeping kids learning over the summer months while also providing them a glimpse into the college experience. The camp is organized by Spring Forward, led by students in Augustana’s teacher education program and supported by college faculty.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 20, 2019) — Please join us at 11:30AM on Tuesday, May 21, at the QC Botanical Center for the community unveiling of Spring Forward's new fifteen-passenger van. The van-purchase was made possible by an $18,000 lead-gift from the Rock Island Rotary Club Foundation. Rotary members are committed to service above self.

QUAD CITIES (April 25, 2019) — On Saturday, April 27, Spring Forward Soccer Clubs will play round-robin matches at Augustana's soccer-field (Pepsico Center). The young players cannot wait to take the "big stage" and play on the field where the Augie Vikings and other college teams play (flyer Attached).

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 19, 2019) — The first show in the new Bartlett Performing Arts Center is happening this week. The media will get a sneak preview of "Meet Me in St Louis" Wednesday, March 20, 6:30PM. Students and their directors will be available for interviews at the new center and then they will perform the show beginning at 7PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 11, 2019) — Moline High School is having a World's Fair this Saturday, March 16th, as a fundraiser for the upcoming musical, "Meet Me in St Louis"!

There will be carnival games, prizes, food, face painting, and even balloon animals! Tickets are 2 for $1.00 at the ticket booth in the Bartlett Performing Arts Center Lobby. Don’t miss out on this day of fun!

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 5, 2019) — Edison and Washington Junior High Schools in Rock Island competed in the Regional Math Counts competition at Bettendorf Middle School on February 6. Edison took first place with the team of: Jackson Bennett, Charlie Conner, Avery Flactiff, and Ricardo Mendoza. Six of the Edison team members were in the top ten with Jackson Bennett taking 1st place overall.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2019) — The Spring Forward staff and board is extremely grateful to the Quad Cities community for stepping up and supporting our families. In March, we will celebrate the 30 + partners who bring high quality curriculum and activities to our after school, summer and family literacy programs.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 8, 2019) — The theatre program at Moline High School offers rigorous classes in Stagecraft and Acting, and every year the students, teachers, and parents produce 5 productions, compete in Speech and Theatre Events with IHSA, and participate in festivals and workshops across the state. All who are involved grow in communication, collaboration, and theatre technique.