PNC Foundation partners with ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about racial justice

The PNC Foundation is partnering with “Sesame Street” to teach kids about racial justice. The $6.2 million initiative to address racial justice in early childhood education is part of the PNC Grow Up Great effort.

The 4-year initiative will focus on kindness, fairness and respect by training teachers and creating resources to teach kids about racial justice.

“The research really showed that children notice differences in race as young as 6 months old, and they start to form judgments and assumptions based on race by the age of 3, so I think that shows it’s never too early to start talking about these issues with young children,” PNC Foundation Chair and President Sally McCrady says. 

Research also showed educators and parents want to teach children about racial equity but don’t have the tools or resources to do that.

The new resources will be available in the fall.