Community / Organization

Sidekick Education

Sidekick is an education technology non-profit that helps educators connect students to community organizations around in-class projects with real-world impacts. Sidekick uses AI to convert actual, current business and social problems from community organizations into projects that teach and assess both academic and soft skills, so teachers can support or replace traditional curriculum with virtual internships that run in class. Projects are designed to simultaneously develop skills, relationships, and aspirations, providing the raw materials for students to form positive identities as learners. Operating at the intersection of closing Chicago's opportunity, achievement, and future readiness gaps, Sidekick's mission is to help schools in any neighborhood write the origin stories of every teenage superhero.