When do you
think our children
should begin to
learn about caring
for the world in
which they live?
At Prairie Crossing Charter School, we think that, from the beginning of their education, children should not only learn about the environment but should experience the joy of interacting with the natural world in a hands-on way.
Through our integrated environmental curriculum, we aim to break down traditional barriers between subjects and make learning more meaningful to students. Our students leave Prairie Crossing Charter School not only incredibly well prepared academically for high school and beyond, but as well-rounded citizens who make a positive impact wherever they go. Our graduates will influence others no matter where they work or what they do. And they influence our local community by serving as passionate and informed role models in caring for our environment!
Our goal is not only to influence our own students, but to serve as a model for other schools so that they too can integrate hands-on environmental education into their curriculum. We strive to raise a generation of youth who can lead us toward a future in which caring for our earth is innate and essential.
Just like our kindergartners who care for the chickens on our local Learning Farm, collecting and washing the organic eggs and preparing them for sale in the Farmer’s Market, we are like the mother hens nurturing our children to grow and thrive.
But just like a hen needs her flock, we at Prairie Crossing Charter School cannot continue to accomplish our vision without your help! Illinois charter schools receive approximately 23% less funding than other public schools. PCCS must raise philanthropic dollars every year simply to meet our operating budget.
Please join Prairie Crossing Charter School and our many supporters and partners in educating a future generation of environmental stewards. It is because of you, our donors, that we are able to bind together to provide the type of education that leaves one of our seventh grade students saying this: “Who knows what my future will bring, but no matter what happens I know Prairie Crossing Charter School has helped it. I am twelve years old and in the seventh grade. Including this year, I have two years left, and in these last two years I will cherish them now and the rest of my life. I am a dreamer, but I know one day I will make a difference that only Prairie Crossing could have helped me make.”
Invest in our future at Prairie Crossing Charter School!
For more information, please contact Sarah Eisner Kirch, Director of Development, at skirch [at] pccharterschool [dot] org.