NTC Research Foundation
The NTC Research Foundation (NTCRF) is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to develop, measure and publish better ways to educate young people on important life skills utilizing a combination of outcome-based educational pedagogy. NTCRF is based in Minneapolis, but has both national and international program reach. Our research projects are funded by corporate, non-profit and government agencies seeking to understand the power of educational events and multiplatform curriculum to educate and drive behavior change.
NTCRF introduces STEM-related subjects, health & wellness, financial literacy, character development, energy efficiency, environmental issues and peer-to-peer education to K-12 students through programs developed by The National Theatre for Children. The programs routinely reach millions of children throughout any given school year. The NTC Research Foundation is proud to deliver programs to students who may not have the opportunity for such enrichment programs without the generosity of our sponsors.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST is More Than Robots℠. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills. Read more about the Impact of FIRST.
The National Theatre for Children
NTC is an educational content provider that works on behalf of organizations to motivate and inspire K-12 students, their families and educators. We offer a platform of unique, turnkey marketing and communications programs that are appropriate for the education space including:
Since its founding in 1978, NTC has grown to become the largest distributor of live, in-school educational theatre in the country. Through our sponsors, we offer our programs at no cost to individual schools. NTC fully promotes and supports developing, measuring and disseminating data and information on behavior-driven methodologies that educate young people about important life skills.
LEGO® Education offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO® system of bricks, curriculum-relevant material, and physical and digital resources to preschool, elementary, middle school, and after school. In partnership with educators for more than 35 years, LEGO® Education supports teaching in an inspiring, engaging, and effective way. Its educational solutions, which range from the humanities to science, enable every student to succeed by encouraging them to become active, collaborative learners, build skills for future challenges, and establish a positive mind-set toward learning.