Great Futures, Great Volunteers

Great Futures, Great Volunteers

Provo, Utah has the highest volunteerism rate in the entire country. We really are number one when it comes to volunteering. Pretty cool, huh? Just this morning I had the chance to attend a meeting with John Curtis, Provo’s Mayor, where he thanked my fellow AmeriCorps...

STEM Festival: Great Futures Start Here

One of my favorite movies is Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. Throughout the film, Lewis, the protagonist, is encouraged to “keep moving forward.” At the end of the film there is a quote from Walt Disney “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We...
A Community that Prepares

A Community that Prepares

“What did [they] lack though? … They lacked something that could have been given to them if we’d only know they needed it: a community around them that prepared them properly for the world.” – Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. How many young people around us lack proper...

Making an Early Investment

According to a report done by the Afterschool Alliance each year’s class of high school dropouts will cost the country more than $200 billion in lost earnings and unrealized tax revenue over the course of their lives. These high school dropouts earn 24 percent less...