Enter the Curious Student Foundation. Steve and I wanted to create a viable option for these frustrated parents by connecting them to resources to help them cover the costs and to track them over the long-term so we can learn what truly changes young adult trajectories.
Good nonprofits are driven by a strong mission. Our mission is to make excellent hands-on STEAM learning accessible by connecting curious students with stakeholders in the community interested in seeing them succeed.
Normally, nonprofits beat the street and ask for money. As we start the Curious Student Foundation, we would like to modify that model. We are not asking for money so that we can support “our precious mission”. Instead, we are reframing the issue. The students we support will be learning the value of significance and sowing back into their families, communities, and society. Each of us has a deep need to be significant–to make a difference and contribute.
We are offering to our supporters the same experience we are offering to the teens WE support: significance.