Tools for Tomorrow


MISSION The mission of the VISIONARIES is to raise awareness and assist in fundraising efforts for the Tools For Tomorrow Program. Tools For Tomorrow provides on-site, after school literacy enrichment programs integrating writing, drama, art and music for Coachella Valley elementary school children, at no cost to the children. Tools For Tomorrow promotes cognitive, emotional, social, multi-sensory and critical thinking skills by offering children a hands-on experience in Art, Music, Creative Writing and Drama. Tools For Tomorrow encourages the children’s artistic self-expression and nurtures the positive self-esteem resulting from the discovery of their inherent creativity. As they create their own works of Art they acquire a coping mechanism for the future; a “tool for tomorrow”. If children can discover pleasure in intellectual stimulation, being productive, seeking success, they will develop a sense of competence. (Erick Erickson. Developmental child psychologist) The Tools For Tomorrow Curriculum provides stimulation, productivity, success and competence and assures that each child feels successful as they create original works in art, creative writing, drama, and music while enjoying themselves in the learning and creative processes and developing the necessary competencies that will carry them through life. In 1999 educational experts in the fields of writing, drama, music and art developed literacy based curricula for grades K through 2 and 3 through 5 that were implemented four afternoons a week in four Coachella Valley elementary schools. In fifteen schools this year, Tools For Tomorrow continues to provide this free, on-site, after school program in Title I schools in the Palm Springs, Desert Sands, and Coachella Unified School Districts. Tools For Tomorrow is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, governed by a Board of Directors and financially supported by the VISIONARIES of Tools For Tomorrow, a fund-raising auxiliary; grants; personal and community donations; and in-kind services.

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Contact Name Andrea Hecht, Operations Manager - (760) 601-3954 -


42-600 Cook Street, #203
Palm Desert, CA


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