About Us

Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21 have joined forces to make 21st century learning a reality for all students. Together, we intend to unite education leaders, in partnership with communities, foundations, and other education-focused organizations, around this shared goal.



Battelle for Kids is a national not-for-profit organization committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student.

Our team of experienced educators alongside communications, technology, and business professionals innovates and partners with school systems to offer an educational experience that prepares all students to become lifelong learners and contributors in an ever-changing world. 

Our approach involves the entire school community—educators in partnership with students, parents, businesses, and others—to ensure sustainable impact in schools. 

This website is designed for superintendents and school system leaders who are interested in designing and adopting a Portrait of a Graduate.

Battelle for Kids helps school systems across the country engage their communities in shaping the future direction of their schools—through the design of a Portrait of a Graduate. For those seeking more support, we'd love to help you engage your community in developing a Portrait and making it a reality for every student.

contact us



EdLeader21 is a professional learning community comprised of school and district leaders dedicated to the design and implementation of 21st century learning experiences that ensure all students master the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity).

EdLeader21 provides its members with customizable tools and resources, access to industry thought leaders, and the opportunity to work with like-minded education leaders from across the country. In October 2017, EdLeader21 became a national network of Battelle for Kids.

learn about membership