We don't have a mission — we have an ambition.
And it's to bring education to every child on the planet. When our founder, Ryan, was in college, he shared this grand ambition with his business professor. His response was anything but inspiring.
A letter from our founder, Ryan.
My first year of university, I told a professor about my worldly ambition: to bring education to every child on the planet. He looked at me in disbelief. “You’ll never actually bring education to every child on the planet — that's impossible," he said. "You should look into starting a business, instead." I quietly looked around his tiny, gloomy, 10 by 10 feet office, and thought to myself, “bet.”
So I dropped what wasn’t working: the university.
That’s right — I walked away from a full-ride worth $250,000 to solve the most pressing problem of our time: the education crisis.
You see, as a kid, you’re told you can be anything. But as an adult, you’re hard-pressed to do anything that isn’t “normal.” Yet, that’s what the world needs most: Dreamers* willing to think differently and drive the future forward — no matter what challenges they face or how many people tell them they can’t do it.
At every level, we’re reimagining what’s possible. We’re envisioning a world without poverty, hunger, and gender inequality — and that starts with education. Our ambition is to bring education to every child on the planet.
We know it’s a bold challenge, but the power of community makes us believe in a world where every child is healthy, empowered, and knows they’re invincible.
Now, we realize talk is cheap. And we know how you do something matters just as much as why you do it. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in being the charity that can carry the weight of this Dream. So, we’re building in public — we call it Dreaming in Public — and keeping it real; we’re opening ourselves up to the world of opportunity that exists to be better.
Our collective future depends on our ability to democratize education and ensure equal access for every Dreamer. The United Nations estimates that if many Dreamers like you come together, we can get over half the out of school children into school by 2030. It won’t be easy, but the only impossible journey is the one we never begin. So, join this powerful movement and help prove we’re unstoppable when we come together for education.
*If you're human, you are a Dreamer.
Founder & CEO
Let's drive the future forward, together.
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