Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 23, 2010
Voting has begun for the Pepsi Refresh Everything $50K grant and Jesse White, Founder of the School for Wonder is asking for more votes. White intends to use the grant to fund creative retreat opportunities for disenfranchised and underserved people including singer/songwriters, artists, dancers, writers and community leaders. The retreat is a luxury vacation home in Sante Fe, New Mexico. House concerts and workshops at the vacation home would be recorded and produced on the School for Wonder record label. The Pepsi Refresh Everything grant would allow the school to commit to a yearlong community project.
White is a pioneer in personal development, designing innovative self-awareness courses since 1987. Her mentoring style of mirroring, recording and empowering students to design their own courses was a precursor to popular coaching methods today. She mentors students, coaches and leaders alike, from all walks of life.
Maura Wolf of In Balance Coaching in Moraga, California comments on White’s contribution to personal development, “You model groundedness in your pace, with your sparkle and the joy that emanates from you. You never pretend to be on a different plane. You are such a gifted teacher, and the world needs what you have to give!”
White, a talented creative professional herself, has performed throughout the United States as a singer/songwriter, poet, motivational speaker and advocate for social justice. She released two books of contemplative poetry, three all-original CD’s of her music, and 20 spoken-word artists on her label, Authentic Voicework Records. Her school’s mission came from a dream she had in 1987, of facilitating a school to unite creative students with patrons of the arts. Her passion for personal development stems from learning to overcome debilitating physical challenges and a hidden disability.
Links to Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant and Luxury Vacation Retreat:
About the School For Wonder:
Founded in 1987, the School For Wonder is located in Durham, NC and Santa Fe, New Mexico, cultivating courage, self awareness and personal development by providing mentoring services, certification programs, audio recordings, publications, collaborative retreats and community leadership.