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Florian K.

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Review for Imagine Scholar, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hey there,

I had the chance to volunteer with Imagine Scholar in 2017 and I couldn't have been happier with this extraordinary project! I have worked with several grassroots nonprofits in Latin America, Asia and Africa for about two years in total and I can honestly say that Imagine Scholar is an absolutely unique program! As an after school program in a small rural community it goes far beyond assisting students with their academics - from philosophical debates about TED Talks and book cycles to building race carts and space balloons, the discovery and pursuit of utterly ample interests and passions is the foundation of this program and something that can be felt on the ground every day. With a student-centered approach Imagine Scholar fosters critical thinking and the contemplation of moral responsibilities in a country and world, where inequities and injustices ought to be addressed urgently. The students (and facilitators) are some of the brightest, most ambitious and passionate innovators, dreamers and thinkers I have ever met. With an incredible amount of grit, a love for learning, an untamed curiosity and endless support for each other, students at Imagine Scholar aim at empowering their community from within and I don't see any boundary stopping them from changing their world and beyond. Their achievements are already outstanding and I know that this is just the start. This nonprofit is a true gem with a sustainable future vision, so please donate to keep it going for many generations of students to come.

Best, Flo

Role:  Volunteer