About Us

Battelle for Kids (BFK) is a national, not-for-profit organization with the mission of realizing the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. 

We put our core values and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of everything we do and every decision we make as we collaborate with school systems, communities, and partners to achieve our mission. Our headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. 

Our work centers on helping education leaders engage their communities to re-envision and transform their school systems. We take a systems approach to promote enduring transformation of the system and equitable, deeper learning outcomes for every student. 


Our Annual Report 

Our Annual Report captures our collaboration with innovative school systems and passionate education leaders across the country.

Battelle for Kids 2021 Annual Report

Battelle for Kids 2020 Annual Report

Our History 

Supported by an initial grant from Battelle Memorial Institute, BFK was established in 2001 by the Ohio Business Roundtable to advance student achievement and growth in Ohio. In 2005, BFK became an independent, national not-for-profit organization focused on developing innovative services and solutions that empower and support teachers, leaders, and school systems to reach every learner. 

In 2017, BFK welcomed EdLeader21, our national network of nearly 200 innovative education systems, dedicated to accelerating the implementation of 21st century learning. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), early pioneers in 21st century learning, joined the BFK family in 2018, further advancing our strategic partnerships and innovative resources for educators.

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