What is GROW?
Imagine a world where education is perceived to be as fun as a hobby. A world where education is spontaneous, relevant, never forced, and never perceived as a chore. This world isn't just an imagination nor is it in the distant future. GROW is here to do our part to ensure that this becomes a reality for more children and communities today.
GROW is an innovative school that utilizes a collaborative community approach to ensure that children and communities reach their fullest potential for happiness and success.
In the book "Free To Learn" developmental psychologist Dr. Peter Gray notes, "that traditional schooling has pushed children into an abnormal environment, where they are expected to spend ever greater portions of their day under adult direction, sitting at desks, listening to and reading about things that don't interest them, and answering questions that are not their own and are not, to them, real questions. We leave them ever less time and freedom to play, explore, and pursue their own interests."
At GROW we believe in the Play, Passion, Purpose continuum. Our integrative community approach and ecosystem have been designed to support our learners GROWth through this continuum so that each one of them arrives at the Purpose stage fully aware of how their unique talents and interests have value in society.GROW Innovations
Why Do We Need Your Help?
- Flexible year-round schedule.
- Working-parent friendly operating hours (8a-6p)
- Income-based sliding scale tuition that promotes socio-economic diversity
- Integrated mentorship from entrepreneurs & professionals
- Interest/passion-based projects
- Self-Directed/Natural Learning
- Mixed-age collaboration
August 2017 will be the start of GROW's inaugural school year and your contribution will assist with setting the foundation for fun, exploration, discovery, and success for the children at GROW.
We will purchase computers, tablets, project materials, furniture, school supplies, art supplies, recreational supplies, games, and software.
Help GROW set an example for what education should be for every child.
GROW is an initiative of The Neighborhood Enrichment Project Inc., a 501C3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible. If you'd prefer, you can mail donations payable to The Neighborhood Enrichment Project Inc. to 835 Autumn Bluffs Fairburn Ga. 30213. Additional Questions?
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