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

students taking part in an activity


The Kennedy Institute is offering both in-person and virtual programs, facilitated by Institute staff, for the balance of the 2021-2022 school year, summer schools and camps and enrichment programs, and the 2022-23 school year. Whether you visit us in-person at the Kennedy Institute on Columbia Point in Boston or join us online, your students will work together to examine and discuss important national issues–including many programs that engage students as “U.S. Senators for a Day” researching, debating, and compromising on legislation to address the major challenges now facing our country. Programs are available Tuesdays through Fridays, and we request that you book two weeks in advance if possible. 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 studentgroups@emkinstitute.org.

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

We also encourage you to explore our teacher-focused social media account @EMKCivics on Twitter and Instagram. We welcome any feedback on how we can make these channels as interesting, relevant, and useful for teachers, curriculum coordinators, librarians, principals, and other educators as much as possible!


Program Offerings


Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Program Information

School Year 2022-2023

In-person and Virtual Program Fees


All U.S. Public Schools

FREE

Sponsored in part by the generous support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

All Other School Groups

$5 / MA student, in-person
$5 / non-MA student, virtual
$6 / non-MA student, in-person


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

All College Groups

$10 / student

To schedule a program please complete our Program Request Form.


Sign up for our educator mailing list to receive updates about programs and resources.