Choose Creativity, powered by the Lulu and Leo Fund, empowers children to build resilience, creative confidence, and social-emotional skills through our Learn with Creative Confidence programs. We provide training, curricula and on-going support for educators and other professionals based on the 10 Principles of Creativity.
THE ORIGIN OF OUR PROGRAM
When faced with the tragic loss of two of their children, Marina Krim, a former educator, and her husband Kevin chose to rebuild their lives in a way that felt authentic to them – by tapping into their creative confidence. By formalizing and scaling the invaluable teachings Marina germinated in their home with the children, they came up with Choose Creativity and the 10 Principles of Creativity.
Marina and Kevin recognize that creativity is an essential life-skill for children to possess and therefore must be nurtured and cultivated as part of their educational experience. They collaborated with psychologists, school administrators and education experts like Dr. Stephanie Jones of the Harvard Graduate School of Education to build Learn with Creative Confidence, a SEL curriculum that empowers elementary-aged children to build self-efficacy skills.
CREATIVITY IS A MINDSET
WHY LEARN WITH CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
The events of the past several years have challenged our educators and students in extraordinary ways. We are working with school communities such as ones within NYC’s DOE District 4 in East Harlem to provide high quality, bilingual programming to combat a multitude of challenges including chronic absenteeism. Creating a safe and positive school environment where students and their families feel respected and part of a community is critical for social, emotional and academic success. Our program Learn with Creative Confidence folds the language of confident learning into the school day and beyond, creating a culture of self-efficacy, resilience and empathy.
MEET THE TEAM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-founder & Creative Director,
Lulu & Leo Fund
Co-founder & Chair, Lulu & Leo Fund
CEO, EDO Inc.
BRIAN C. FOX
Treasurer, Lulu & Leo Fund
President, Commercial Solutions, Klick
Managing Director – Equities
Compliance, Credit Suisse
Author, The Art of Fielding
Senior Editor, n+1
Managing Director – Head of FICC E-Trading & Market Structure, BoA Merrill Lynch
Director, Alumni and Career Services,
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Columnist, The Guardian