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Kathleen M. Burke, Chief Executive Officer
The Robert Crown Center for Health Education has received a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to add portable education materials to its family life program series.
The lightweight exhibit unit contains visual representations of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, fetal development, and other images needed for lessons in the Family Life series for Aurora and Kane County school children.
“When we opened our Aurora campus in 2008, we extended our visibility and reach into the far western suburbs, but we did not have any portable exhibitory. We were missing the real life images that adorn our classrooms in Hinsdale,” said Kathleen M. Burke, chief executive officer of the Robert Crown Center.
Burke said the grant will allow the center “to better illustrate our important lessons about growing up and the life cycle to students visiting our Aurora campus or on site in Aurora schools.”
“The Aurora center just got off the ground running. This grant will bring us up to playing field that Hinsdale is at by building better multi-media visuals that really support the delivery of lessons in family life series,” Marketing Director Alyse Chadwick.
Professional health educators from Robert Crown offer more than 30 programs in pre-school through high school classrooms throughout the Chicago area, as well at its campuses in Aurora, Hinsdale and Chicago, Hinsdale and Aurora. More than 120,000 boys and girls from 600 schools across eight counties participate in Robert Crown programs each year.