Invoking Change Worldwide - Starting with Schools
By starting at pre-school age, we can help invoke change in the world by building empathy with HFT. Without learning cursive writing, empathy is impossible!
About Your Organization
Written Escape Clinics
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)
How long has your solution been in operation?
Operating for more than 5 years
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Invoking change starting at pre-school is important with our program because, without empathy, we will never reach global peace. Without learning cursive handwriting (whether or not we still utilize cursive now) it is psychologically impossible to learn empathy.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Elementary schools in over 40 states in the USA, as well as many international countries have completely eliminated any type of curriculum involving penmanship. While most of our youth cannot even write legibly, the problem is deeper than that! Another problem is, if a child NEVER learns how to write in cursive, it is IMPOSSIBLE for him to learn empathy. That means we have uncaring youth and crimes being committed at ages as young as 3 years old. Another problem is that, without developing the handwritten motor skills, memory and overall brain activity suffers because handwriting is # 2 on the list of activities that uses THE MOST BRAIN ACTIVITY (second only to language). Because of this, students are missing out valuable learning tools. One research project at an Indiana University studied the brain patterns in preschool kids. The kids who knew how (and practiced) handwriting had an increased recognition and neutral brain activity.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
** A TELEVISION SHOW & INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING MISSION ** I created a unique holistic therapy program in 1987 for ages 9 - 99 called "Handwriting Formation Therapy" or HFT. To-date, hundreds of children and adults around the world have changed their life... including juveniles on probation. In fact, in 2006, I led the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission research project that involved anonymously placing their hard to treat juveniles through my six month HFT program. It was aimed at reducing crime recidivism rates in the juveniles to help eventually prevent the over-crowding of adult prisons. The state agreed to trace their backgrounds for 5 years to see if they had reoffended. While all of these juveniles improved grades, social behaviors, and familial relationships, the most important fact is that, to-date, none of the juveniles have re-offended.
At www.RewriteMyLifeTV.com you can view sample pilot shows with real clients using no scripts. The show has been requested by hundreds of people all over the world but we just launched our channel.
The "Handwriting Formation Therapy" program is a non-traditional and holistic program in which many people have been able to leave their psychological medications permanently. In today's society too many people are enabled by the pharmaceutical companies, dependent upon these medications & living freely off of social security with no real desire to change or enhance their lives (the system is enabling and not helping as a whole).
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
No competitors - nobody has my reputation and I am the first person in modern history to create a program like this. The challenges we have are financial and many people who have been exposed to our science unethically (psychic-fairs, carnivals, etc.)
Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
Healing the seeds of trauma in children & adults to help invoke worldwide healing, peace, and change. We would use our tv show & more.
Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
I am the 1st person in modern history to create a program like this. It has been proven 100% successful in stopping criminal behavior!
This Entry is about (Issues)
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
It has been 100% successful worldwide with children, teens, and adults since 1987. In fact, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission still uses it because it has been proven to stop juvenile crime recidivism rates. In addition, it has been successful in helping people get OFF of psychological medications, get out of abusive relationships, get off drugs / alcohol abuse, heal from trauma such as sexual abuse, and more. Hear some testimonials at www.WrittenEscape.com
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
To have an major television reality show that will allow viewers to follow the success of our clients on-air as well as be able to travel the world and speak publicly about the importance and strength of the program. This includes radio and television interviews. I have already published 15 books and more so I am highly qualified in both education and skill to represent this program that I created in 1987 that also saved my life.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The challenges we have are financial and many people who have been exposed to our science unethically (psychic-fairs, carnivals, etc.)
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
We have many self-assessments, surveys by agencies, and weekly follow up with clients.
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Locate a contingency-based Grant Writer
Find sponsors to help us travel and speak about this program internationally
Have our television reality show on-air on mainstream cable or networks.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Same because, with those, we will be effecting global change
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Obtain funding from the use of a Grant Writer
Utilize funding from sponsors to cover travel-related & speaking costs
Maintain our television show to help those at home heal themselves by being inspired by our on-air clients.
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
When it saved myself from an abusive and near-deadly marriage in 1986, I realized the power of this. Then, when it was proven to 100% stop crime recidivism rates in 2006, I had my reaffirmation that this is where I'm supposed to be and my mission for the world was established.
Tell us about your partnerships
Center of Families with Children in Dallas, Texas - a non-profit
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
We have a volunteer and fully trained team of 16 Handwriting Formation Therapists that help oversee success.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list