Every Student Initiative

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About the Every Student Initiative

The Every Student Initiative (ESI) is an ambitious new program to bring every student in Central Illinois to the Peoria Riverfront Museum every year. With hands-on learning through objects, a Giant Screen Theater, Dome Planetarium, and rotating exhibits, the Peoria Riverfront Museum is a great place for students to learn in a new environment. ESI supports the museum’s mission to encourage life-long learning in students of all ages while connecting them to their community at large.

The Every Student Initiative is privately funded, allowing donors to help their communities by sponsoring field trips to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Did you know? The Museum works in partnership with Peoria Public Schools (District 150) to match each grade’s curriculum with corresponding topics and educational materials so that students can go from the classroom to a hands-on learning experience at the museum!

Support for the Every Student Initiative

ESI allows donors to participate in their communities in a unique way: to sponsor a field trip is to encourage life-long learning in a community of educators and students of all ages.

To help the Museum begin this program, the Barton Family Foundation, longtime supporter of the Peoria education community, made a substantial contribution that allows the museum to bring every Peoria Public Schools student - Kindergarten through 8th grade - to Peoria Riverfront Museum every year. Through this partnership, the Peoria Public School District and the Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on matching each grade’s curriculum with the Museum’s educational materials. 

Support/Donation Contacts

If you are interested in joining in connecting students to the Peoria Riverfront Museum by becoming a donor or are a school wanting to plan a field trip, please contact Holly Johnson, the Every Student Initiative/Group Tours Coordinator by email at hjohnson@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or by phone at 309.863.3013. 

To support the Every School Initiative with a donation - click here. Contact Anne Marie Miller at ammiller@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3026.

Thank you to our Supporters!

James and Marianne Benson
Myrna Bietz
Joyce Blumenshine Trachtenbarg and David Trachtenb
William and Nicolasa Bougie
Frank and Janice Carder
Sharon Craig
John Elwood
Michael and Virginia Everett
Candice and Andy Feit
Mike and Jo Foster
Everett and Sue Freeberg
Mary Jo Garesche
Helen Harrison
Dean and Janis Hayden
Richard and Norma Helfrich
Mary Jean Hisler
Amy and Anthony Jones
Bob and Diane Jorgensen
Janet Kelley
Mike and Vickie Kerker
Jacquelyn Krag
Chris and Ronda Mathewson
Dottie McComas
Richard McCormack
Rick and Cheryl Miller
Joseph Milton and Angela Fritch-Milton
Trudy Muller
Michelle Nielsen Ott and Adam Ott
Bill and Jane O'Malley
Thomas and Geralene O'Neill
Randy and Diane Pendarvis
Mark and Cris Potthoff
Paula Prutsman
Curt Ribando
Bob and Delores Ritter
Donald Shay
Jim and Jill Sherman
Bradley Shumaker and Patricia Valle
Steve and Jeanne Spain
Jack Talcott
Robin Thomas
Steve and Lisa Ullenius
Bill and Mary Voorhees
William and Margaret Wendle
Barbara and Dave Wickness