A generation empowered, will empower the world
There is a need for an organization that can inspire young people and ignite in them their full potential to create change. We believe that Pencils of Promise is that organization. We partner with local communities to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world.
51% of our mission focuses on bringing basic education to children who need it the most. That is, and will always be, our primary objective.
But not to be ignored is what we call the “49%.” This represents our mission to empower domestic youth to become leaders in creating social good at home and abroad.
Too often, people have a desire to help others or to contribute to a cause but feel as though they don’t have the time or money to do so. In other cases, people are concerned that their contributions are a drop in the bucket and won’t have a real impact. As a result, their intent to do good lies dormant and, more often than not, is extinguished before it is ever fully ignited.
Pencils of Promise is built to ignite and amplify people’s intent to make a positive impact on this world. We believe that the greatest contribution a person can make isn’t money – it’s their unique perspective and skills. As an organization, we seek to empower people to contribute what they’re truly passionate about.
By channeling that perspective, skill, and passion, and enabling young people to spread social good, we will be able to collectively impact the people around the world that need our help the most. By bringing education to those high-need areas we are strengthening the bond between our 51 and 59 percent and laying a strong foundation for The Global Generation.