Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now closed.

Ideal schools must…

  • Commit to participating in Pilot Light for at least two years
  • Nominate at least four kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers to participate in the program in Year 1
  • Commit to the goal of making a significant impact on students’ choices and habits surrounding food
  • Support Teachers in their participation in Pilot Light
  • Commit to supporting Pilot Light and Teachers in their engagement with the school and local communities.

Pilot Light only accepts applications from non-selective Chicago public schools. If you have any additional questions about the application process, please contact us at

Was your school selected? View our 2017-2018 partners here!

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