At Overdeck Family Foundation, our mission is to help children fulfill their greatest potential.
74 million children in America.[i]
74 million future citizens, leaders, and visionaries.
A solid, healthy, early start sets children up for success at home, in school, and in life. As they grow older, great teachers, stimulating content, and mind-expanding challenges inspire their love of learning. And in our rapidly evolving world, it is our responsibility to reimagine schools in ways that do better for our kids.
This means we explore and invest in a few key areas:
- Early Learning– Ensuring that all children have the best start in life
- Embracing Challenge – Ensuring that all children are stimulated and challenged both in and out of school, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
- Reimagining School – Ensuring that school is structured and organized in a way that achieves exceptional outcomes for kids
- Teaching, Leading and Learning – Ensuring that all students have a great teacher leading their classroom and a great principal leading their school
Our curious, research-minded team recognizes the complexity of these issues and also believes in the power of collaboration to transform education. In addition to supporting promising ideas, we seek to identify gaps and inefficiencies in existing systems and develop creative solutions with our partners. We want to build proof points, shine a spotlight on what works, and scale successes broadly. This is how we will promote real change in the field and create the next generation of engaged, passionate, creative thinkers who can achieve their greatest academic potential.