Galileo in your community
We believe all kids have the potential to be bold, fearless innovators. And we've made it our mission to unlock that potential—not just at our camps, but throughout the community.
That's why we're committed to developing the skills of our exceptional summer staff, hundreds of whom apply their considerable talents to teaching underserved students during the school year. And it's why we work year round forging partnerships and nurturing collaborations with local families, school districts and educational organizations to bring Galileo's camps, curriculum and innovation approach to as many kids as we can.
Here's how we're spreading Galileo-inspired innovation at camp and beyond:
Galileo Financial Assistance
Every year since Galileo's inception, we have committed to reserving at least 10% of our camp capacity for low-income students. We've since granted more than 25,000 full and partial scholarships (worth upwards of $5M) for Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest and Summer Camps @ The Tech through our financial assistance program. Last summer, we awarded over 6,200 additional weeks of camp across the Bay Area, Southern California and Chicago. This summer we plan to award over 7,000 weeks of financial assistance.
Oakland Innovators Program
Since 2017 Galileo joined forces with the Lampert Byrd Foundation Youth Opportunity Scholarship Program to support Oakland middle school youth attending camp at no cost to families. Students can apply for scholarships to attend Galileo camps through their school.
Burlingame School District Partnership
From 2016 – 2017, we partnered with the Burlingame School District to send 150 low-income Burlingame students to Galileo camps for two weeks each, in lieu of remediation-based summer school.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partnership
Thanks to our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, over 3,000 low-income students attended Camp Galileo for free between 2015 and 2018. We are proud to continue our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club this summer.
“Together, BGCP and Camp Galileo are challenging our students to become innovators, developing skills they carry with them from the summer into the school year. The training Galileo staff provide is one of the highest quality professional development experiences our staff have all year.
Our students love the beautiful, hands-on projects, and our staff love that our students are learning and growing while having summer-worthy fun!”
—Katherine McDougall, Director, K-8 Programs & Training (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula)
Since 2014, Galileo has been a B Corp, a certified business by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This year, we are participating in the B Corp Inclusion Challenge to improve our collective impact and take action to move toward an inclusive economy.
We believe in change makers and active agents who envision and create a better world. Are you one of these people? We'd love for you to join us. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.