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Who We Are

Started in 2005, Footprints of the Mind is dedicated to changing children's lives by providing a dynamic environment to learn geography and develop lifelong cultural awareness, love for travel, and an indispensable global outlook.

Wander Our WorldIts Wander Our World app won a coveted Parents’ Choice Foundation Spring 2012 Mobile App Award and its workshop-based Geography Enrichment program has been growing as more schools request it as part of their curriculums.

Travel on TuesdayTravel on Tuesday, a subscription- based website for families that want to raise global awareness at home. Featuring Travel KITs with information and crafts related to specific countries.

William Wanders William Wanders is an interactive website that incorporates maps, photos, music and other tools to engage your child with an interest in learning. In addition, it provides a fun, safe and inviting environment on the internet where kids can go at their own pace and parents can begin to share their love of travel with their children.







Wander Our World Weekend Workshops

World Oceans Day 2013

Where else can you construct 21 countries from recycled material during our Celebrate Earth Day workshop and have it displayed at a local library for all to see?

Imaginations and creativity were in full motion during our Map Competition workshop. Six of our students were represented as semi-finalists and one was a national finalist for the Petchenik International Children’s Map Competition.

Our World Oceans Day workshop (pictured) taught us each how to protect our oceans. The fun was not complete until our dive instructor shared with us diving techniques and stories about his dive adventures.

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Space is Limited!

Elf Tracking elf


Our elf journey includes:
• Elf tracking on the map.
• A special showing of ~ The Elf On the Shelf movie
• Creating a special holiday art

Do you have a favorite elf in your family? Join the fun as we explore the world and create a magical adventure for our elf friends.

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMo.
Cost: $20/child
Ages: 4-10
Class Size: Minimum 10/Max 25
Location: Olympia Park Fieldhouse
6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60631

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