For more than 18 years, World Is Our Classroom Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has partnered with urban school systems, area institutions of higher education and businesses to develop and implement some of the most innovative, non-traditional classroom programs in the Gateway Cities located in the Pioneer Valley.
World Is Our Classroom is focused on providing students and their teachers with programs that emphasize real-world contexts and content, hands-on learning environments and experiences and contact with professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM). We want to give children meaningful educational experiences and help them find rewarding and fulfilling career paths. We also promote expanding opportunities for girls and minorities who have historically been underrepresented in STEMM fields.
Our programs are ideally suited to Gateway Cities such as Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield, and Chicopee. The programs follow a curriculum from kindergarten through high school with the goal of educating and inspiring today’s children to be tomorrow’s workforce.