Our Programs

Spring Forward works to provide only the highest quality programming for the children and adults we serve. Whether through our out-of-school programs in the evenings and over the summer, our annual summer learning event, or our adult literacy programs, we aim to have a positive impact through the work that we do. 

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Our Impact


Since its inception in 1999, Spring Forward has supported thousands of students in Kindergarten through 6th grade, helping them to increase literacy, academic, and social skills through fun and engaging out-of-school programming.  What started as homework help at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church has grown to include after-school and summer programming at seven Rock Island and Milan sites, as well as a Family Literacy program for adults new to the United States. 

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Being a part of a program that helps students stay busy and learn, in a fun way, is priceless.

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Get Involved


Spring Forward couldn't operate without people like you! Whether you're interested in enrolling your child in camp, volunteering with our team, or making a donation to support our efforts, get in contact with us through the links below and we will help you find exactly where you fit.



After School and Family Literacy programs are now under way. Stay tuned for enrollment information for our summer enrichment camps. For more information, click below.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers  are vital to our day-to-day operations. There are rewarding opportunities available for anyone who would like to serve. 

Make a Donation

Your generous donation supports our efforts to provide high quality educational programming to all of our  participants. We aim to be good stewards of every gift.

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