Recent tragic events have made bullying into a topical news story, but that will fade and the problems associated with bullying will continue — unless we start to address the root cause.
I have been involved at the board level with the Impact Society for many years. There is no doubt in my mind that the programs Impact delivers in schools are the foundation upon which educators of the future will build their school curriculum and school cultures. The heart of the challenges we see in our current education paradigm highlight where the solution lies. Impact finds itself in a situation where the demand for its programs, while growing year over year, has reached an inflection point. The organization is quite frankly in need of significantly more resources to satisfy this growing demand. It is extremely frustrating to be in this position of not being able to help all those that are requesting it today. While we envision a day when Impact will derive significant funding directly from the school boards, currently the main source of funding for the organization remains donations from individuals and corporations.
If you have a couple of minutes to consider these issues, I’d strongly urge you watch the short video found here: Morgan’s Choices. A player loads, hit play and it runs about 2 minutes. It explains the importance of what we do better than I ever could.
You can also visit the website www.impactsociety.com to get acquainted with the great work the organization is doing. On the top of the home page is a “donate” button — you know what that’s for.
If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about presenting the HEROES program in schools, I would be happy to facilitate a meeting with the Impact team so you can further develop your relationship with Impact.
Thanks for your consideration.