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.

We know that for our families to be successful they need the support of their families, schools, and the community. We are so proud to be part a caring community that understands these are our kids and we all need to play a part.

Many of our partners will be attending THE Spring Forward Party on March 9 as guests of our board. The evening will include a slideshow with all (listed below) and special toast acknowledging partners' efforts. We will also celebrate with a Facebook campaign throughout the month of March posting a thank you to a different partner organization each day.

About Spring Forward

Spring Forward provides literacy programs at no cost to families in the Rock Island-Milan School District. For the 2018-19 school year and summer, our programs are projected to serve more than 600 students in after-school and summer enrichment programs and 50 adults in our adult literacy programs. Our Stepping Up for Summer Learning event at the TaxSlayer Center brings the summer learning community together, hosting more than 800 children from camps in Iowa and Illinois. We have grown every year for the past five years largely because the Rock Island-Milan School District, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, United Way, and the Deere Foundation.

Our Annual Report

Our Partners

(Summer 2018 and 2018-19 school year)

Augustana College, Benedictine Sisters of Saint Mary Monastery, Church of Peace, Down by the Creek Companion Animal Sanctuary, Family Museum, Family Resources, Figge Art Museum, First Presbyterian Church-Milan, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, John Deere Lego League, Martin Luther King Jr Community Center, Living Lands and Waters, Milan Hy-Vee, Nahant Marsh Education Center, Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum, Quad City Arts, Quad Cities Botanical Center, River Music Experience, Rock Island Art Guild, Rock Island Hy Vee, Rock Island Public Library, Scott County Conservation District, St Ambrose University, Two Rivers YMCA, University of Illinois Extension, WQPT-TV, and Youth Hope.

Join us at THE Spring Forward Party on March 9.

Purchase your tickets HERE!

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