Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Educational Experiences

Facilitated School Programs

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The Kennedy Institute is offering both in-person and virtual school programs, facilitated by Institute staff, for the 2021-2022 school year. Whether at the Kennedy Institute or online, students will work together to examine and discuss important national issues. All programs include supporting resources to prepare for and reflect on the program, and virtual programs include a pre-program technology check. Programs can be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and are being offered on a limited basis, Tuesdays-Fridays. You can find supporting materials for these programs as well as other classroom resources in our Online Resources library.

To schedule a program, complete our Program Request Form. For help selecting or customizing a program for your student or group, please reach out to

To stay updated on new virtual offerings from the Kennedy Institute, please sign up for our educator’s mailing list.

Program Offerings

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Program Information

Program Fees

Massachusetts Public Schools

Sponsored by the generous support of Commonwealth of Massachusetts

All other Massachusetts School Groups

$5 / student

Scholarships are available on a limited basis for qualifying schools, sponsored by
the generous support of The Stone Family Foundation

All Non-Massachusetts Schools

$6 / student

All College groups

$10 / student

Community or Adult Group

$5 for those under 18, $10 for those 18+

To schedule a program please complete our Program Request Form.

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