Culture Leap Program

Thanks to the George I. Alden Trust and the Stoddard Charitable Trust, 13,000 Worcester Public School students engage each year with the rich cultural resources of our region, in special learning experiences aligned with their classroom curricula.

This year’s program serves grades 1-6 and high school students.

  • Grade 1 students are introduced to local history by visiting the Worcester Historical Museum.
  • Grade 2 students explore the secret gardens of Tower Hill Botanic Garden and expand their knowledge of science, mathematics and literacy.
  • Grade 3 students learn what life was like before modern technology by a journey through Old Sturbridge Village.
  • Grade 4 students expand their art and language knowledge at the Worcester Art Museum where they learn to understand sculpture and design.
  • Grade 5 students visit historic Mechanics Hall and attend a concert.
  • Grade 6 students investigate natural resources at the EcoTarium and Broad Meadow Brook.
  • High School students attend a performance at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Instruments and Supplies

So many Worcester students love to sing, perform, paint, draw, and express themselves through the arts. The WEDF has purchased new musical instruments for every elementary, middle, and high school, and given art teachers funds to buy needed materials and supplies.