Helping Kids Succeed in School and in Life

The Education Center Kids' 2019 Best Friends Benefit

NCTV "Spotlights" The Education Center

In a series of interviews on NCTV's "Spotlight on Naperville," students, parents of former students, and board members discuss how Executive Director Dr. Michael Litow helps empower young people to take responsibility for their own lives, become self-reliant, and "succeed in school and in life."

"Find a way and not an excuse."

Dr. Mike Litow, board member Mike Tegge, and parent Maria DeBartolo discuss how DeBartolo's son and other students at the Education Center learn to take responsibility for their own behavior.
"Look ahead and prepare or look behind and regret."

Dr. Mike Litow and former student Sagar Thakkar discuss how Sagar and other students who are struggling at school learn how to problem-solve, choose to succeed, and make their own situations better.
"Succeed in school and in life"

Dr. Mike Litow and parent Jeanne Newman discuss how the Education Center helped a bright but discouraged college student find his own path and pursue a course of study that allows him to succeed in the life he chooses.
"We are all in this together."

Dr. Mike Litow and parent Scott Marple discuss how the involvement of parents, job shadowing by students, and mentoring by business partners help students learn life skills and personal responsibility that help them succeed in school and in life.

Our mission is to help children succeed in school as well as in life. We discover what a child is good at and then build on their own interests. Children and teens trust us because we believe in them.

Our close relationships with school systems and the business community in Chicago and its suburbs, allow us to advocate for our students with guidance counselors and teachers as well as to connect a child with a potential mentor or employer. And we never turn away a child because of money. Whatever it takes, we go the distance for our kids.