Across America, Let Grow's school initiatives are changing childhood:
The Let Grow Project: Teachers tell their students to go home and do one thing they feel ready to do on their own -- with their parents' permission. The result is often a great leap in confidence and decline in anxiety (in both generations)! MORE INFO AND MATERIALS HERE.
The Let Grow Play Club: Schools keep their gyms or playgrounds open till dinnertime for self-directed free play. Kids build social skills by making their own fun with creativity-boosting "loose parts." The mixed-age play and long stretch of tech-free time provide opportunities for social/emotional growth that even recess can't match. MORE INFO AND MATERIALS HERE.
Listen to NPR's story on the impact of these programs on students: "The children were just more self-assured, and confident."
High School Programs
Think for Yourself Essay Contest: High school students are invited to answer prompts about a time they had to think for themselves. A total of $8000 in college scholarships is awarded annually. MORE INFO HERE.
All of Let Grow's materials are free of charge.