Ohio Humanities has joined forces with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) as part of the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative to help make history, culture, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math distance learning opportunities more accessible to Ohio communities. As part of this program, COSI will lead the delivery of free learning kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, to schools, families, and underserved youth across Ohio’s 88 counties.

The Learning Lunchboxes are filled with five days of engaging activities targeted for grades K-8. They showcase different themes like water, nature, space, and more. All materials needed to complete the activities are included, and the interactive content is tied to Ohio and national learning standards. In 2021, COSI will distribute 50,000 of these kits across Ohio, alongside schools, meal providers, and other cultural institutions in a socially distant manner (i.e., car drive-through method) at no cost to participating families.

We will be coming to your community and want to highlight your organization.

Together, we will feed hungry lives and feed hungry minds.

We invite you to collaborate with us on this exciting Ohio Distance Learning Initiative as a key community partner. There are many ways for your organization to become a partner on the project and serve Ohio families, including but not limited to:

  • Providing information that you would like to highlight about your organization, which will be highlighted with the Learning Lunchbox at no cost to you;
  • Providing materials highlighting your local organization which can be distributed alongside the Learning Lunchboxes; and
  • Joining us as volunteers as we distribute boxes alongside local elected officials, such as your mayor, county commissioner, or member of the General Assembly during monthly distribution locations across the state.

Join us in this community-driven partnership to engage families and youth. COSI will cover the cost of the materials to highlight your institution. Please let us know if and how your organization would like to participate, including any other suggestions on partnership opportunities, by completing this form.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Andy Aichele at LearningLunchbox@cosi.org or call 614.228.COSI.

Ohio Humanities is pleased to partner with COSI and provide learning resources to those in need, during and beyond this pandemic. We are all in this together, and together we can engage, inspire, and transform countless families with the humanities and sciences.