“No one ever comes here…”
These are the words that created The Imagination Project. The came from a third-grade teacher in an elementary school in the far reaches of Brooklyn. Just one of one thousand ways in which the cards are stacked against children in low income and underserved communities. As we left that day, a question rang in our heads that we have not been able to shake. If no one ever came, how would these children ever compete with their more blessed counterparts who already had advantages in education, resources and access? If not through dreams, what hope do the ever have of seeing a better life?
All children need a core belief system that empowers them. For the most economically disadvantaged child, these core beliefs are more than essential, they are critical. Very often the reality of their surroundings move them in the opposite direction of possibilities. Suffered long enough, children who lack positive messaging eventually develop a permanent core belief system that is devoid of vision and full of limits.
The goal of our literacy non-profit is to remove these limits and empower these children to reach any heights imaginable. Our mission is to be present for the most underserved children and ignite their imaginations.
Our school visits so far have been nothing less than magical, but we still have so much more to do. Our goals are simple:
- Visit all of the schools no one ever goes to.
- Give away thousands of books to improve literacy.
- Reshape their thinking around a world of possibility.
- Sending the least fortunate to exciting camps and unique programs these children would otherwise be unable to afford.
With your support, we can help so many deserving children see a world they never thought was possible. Please consider donating to our mission. Because every child deserves to dream.