Spring Forward Learning Center


has grown to serve more than 600 children in our after-school programs and summer enrichment camps and another 50 adult English Learners in our Family Literacy program. We aim to support a community in which all people are embraced and have an equal opportunity for success. 


Literacy is the driver of everything we do at Spring Forward

We know that reading is a key to success for people in school and beyond, that's why we make it a priority in all of our educational programming. Through our leveled literacy intervention curriculum, regular attenders of our programs reliably see measurable results.


We strive to offer our campers and program participants as many fun and unique experiences as possible

Through our partnerships with wonderful community organizations such as the Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum, Living Lands and Waters, Rock Island LibraryRock Island Parks and Recreation, and the Niabi Zoo we are able to take Spring Forward Learners out into the community to experience new learning opportunities.

People are the heart of our organization

Along with over 30 Program Aides and Camp Counselors, our highly trained and qualified staff works hard to ensure that our learners are receiving exceptional educational enrichment throughout all of our programming.


Diversity is a strength

in a school district where roughly 10% of our community members are newcomers to the united states, we are proud to offer educational opportunities to adults and children whose native languages include arabic, spanish, karen, swahili, kirundi, burmese, and more.


Pay to play? No way.

we want to see all kids have the opportunity to participate in league sports and through our partnership with the Rock Island Futbol Club we've been able to help some do just that. in our first year offering spring forward soccer club, 45 young athletes were able to learn about the important lessons of teamwork, dedication and sportsmanship, and have fun doing it.


Building Families' Libraries 

Knowing that having books in the home is a key indicator of a child's academic success, Spring Forward provides books for all of our program participants.