THE FUTURE OF AMERICA
DEPENDS ON OUR CHILDREN
Nearly half of all American children are dealing with what pediatrician’s are calling, “Toxic Stress” which dysregulates a child's stress response. Unchecked, toxic stress stunts child development, leading to a life-time of physical and mental health issues, social disfunction, addiction, violence, and poor choices which can negatively impact society.
MANY INTERVENTIONS OVERLOOK THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY
When parents have experienced toxic stress themselves, it can be difficult to buffer their children against it. This creates a cycle of toxicity which can lead to something called, "Community Trauma." This is why a community-based intervention is needed.
LOOK FOR THE GOOD PROJECT
IS AN ESSENTIAL FIRST STEP TO COMMUNITY INTERVENTION
When children experience a consistent connection with a supportive adult, it can alter their brain chemistry and reverse the life-long negative effects of toxic stress. This is why the Look for the Good Project is focused on building strong relationships through gratitude and kindness during early stages of childhood development (ages 5 - 12).
the program is student-driven
Look for the Good Project offers a Do-it-Yourself Kit to empower students and staff to run a two-week, school-wide Gratitude Campaign. Schools pay a small fee or apply for financial support to license the program. We then ship materials to the school and give staff access to an online training platform which helps them plan and implement the program.
IT REALLY WORKS
Of the 2,600 students who opted to take our anonymous survey, 92% reported that they would recommend the program to other schools. Feedback from school staff has been 100% positive. Here's a news clip from West Terrace Elementary School in Evansville, Indiana.
WE HAVE GROWN QUICKLY!
Since 2016, our program has reached 121,545 students in 30 states who have generated almost 2 million messages of gratitude to uplift their communities.
We are a 501C3 nonprofit organization that is not dependent on donations.
We are scalable with a very low overhead.
Donors subsidize schools that can't afford our small program fee.
We have already reached 121,545 students in 30 states on a small budget.
Demand has outpaced our ability to deliver the program and we had to turn schools away in 2018.
All we need is more funding for employees so that we can keep pace with the demand for the program!
OUR PROGRAM CHANGES LIVES
In addition to the school-wide program, we offer an annual gift of $1,000 to support a student showing remarkable resilience. Meet one of our recipients, Marcus Sanchez, who is forever grateful to his Aunt Patrice who took him in and has cared for him ever since his parents were incarcerated. He says, "There is hope for your future. Even if you had a rough start, that doesn't mean you have to have a rough ending."
WE ONLY HAVE ONE EMPLOYEE WHO NEEDS YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW
"I originally founded Look for the Good Project 8 years ago as a public art project. It was inspired by a whale rescue and personally helped me process a sexual assault. Because the Look for the Good Project was very healing for me, I took on a lot of odd jobs to carry it through numerous iterations until it landed in the school system and was established as a nonprofit organization. I have given up a steady income for eight years in order to get it this far and now need your help to serve all the schools who want the program. With 89,000 elementary schools in the US, there is tremendous potential to reach millions of children and I am really excited about our future.
"An operating budget of $350,000 would allow me to hire an adequate support staff and remove the bottlenecks associated with a single employee running all operations for a national organization. Since we cannot use debt- or equity-financing in the same way a for-profit company might to cover operating costs, your donation is crucial to our success. Whatever amount you choose to give - thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
- Anne Kubitsky, CEO + Founder
MEET OUR YOUNGEST DONOR
After learning about the Look for the Good Project in kindergarten, Lucy started completing acts of kindness in her community. Now, eight years old, Lucy has started her own recycling club, picked up hundreds of pounds of trash, volunteered at animal shelters, and raised enough money to sponsor a Look for the Good program at Pitkin Elementary School!