Springboard to Learning would like to thank the Saigh Foundation for its generous donation of $5,000 to support the Ideabuilder program in Spring 2019. Ideabuilder is a STEM-based Signature Program, and has reached 96 classrooms over the past three years, more than any other Springboard to Learning program. The Saigh Foundation, founded by Fred Saigh (pictured below) “continues the important work begun by Mr. Saigh, by assisting St. Louis–area organizations that benefit children and youth, primarily in the areas of education and health care,” as described on the organization’s web site, thesaighfoundation.org.
The Saigh Foundation’s generosity will help Springboard to Learning continue to grant new educational opportunities to St. Louis-area youth. Springboard annually extends programming to more than 38,000 area students, of which more than two-thirds come from financially under-served neighborhoods.