The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) mission in education and learning is to “ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success.” Established in 1930, the foundation believes that all children need the support of parents and the community to guarantee a healthy development.
The foundation focuses on children and communities that are most in need. By partnering with and investing in national organizations that work on early child development education, the foundation hopes that their efforts will lead to reading proficiency for children by the time they reach the third grade, setting them up for success in their education, and leading to high school graduation and employment.The foundation’s strategies and programs include: whole child development, family literacy, educational advocacy, innovative education practices, and lifelong learning.
The Kellogg Foundation is committed to supporting the supporters and their ideas. Assisting parents, students, and educators as they push for change and work to advance the school system is at the heart of the foundation. The foundation actively explores “approaches to helping children and families in ways supported by their local communities.”
The foundation also encourages and supports the network of educators, families, communities, organizations, businesses, and the government, believing that collaboration and combined efforts will help assure healthy child development and school success.
Support of innovative education and learning practices is another focus of the foundation’s work in lifting education. They believe that innovative ideas and actions are the key to positive change in the world.
If you wish to learn more about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and what they are currently doing to support education and learning, I encourage you to explore their website.