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Education, Child and Youth Development

Preparing learners for life

Fostering Lifelong Learners

Northwestern University aims to nurture existing partnerships while developing innovative opportunities that will provide a mutual impact to the communities. Our goal is to inspire young people to become learners for life.

Maureen Palchak

Dance Marathon

Northwestern student-athletes echo teachers and parents. They deliver the same key messages in a different voice.”

Maureen Palchak, assistant athletic director for community relations, on 'Cats Give Back.

Featured Partnerships

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Dance Marathon

Northwestern Dance Marathon has raised more than $15 million for more than 30 different charities over the past 40 years.

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EvanSTEM

EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.

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MetaMedia

Bringing together McGaw YMCA, Y.O.U. and Northwestern, MetaMedia is a combination of youth interests and production-centered learning experiences.

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