Changing the Story

In addition to my role as a wife and mother, I am the founder of PERMIE KIDs. PERMIE KIDs is a Community Supported Education (CSE) network that inspires, supports and shares the collective wisdom of nature and community-oriented families, educators, artists and designers.

Together, our role is to help people remember and use what is already uniquely present in their place and community to create resilient and regenerative “learning landscapes” that help children design beautiful relationships with themselves, others and Nature.

PERMIE KIDs is one way I fuse my passion for education and my enthusiasm for Nature and Community-oriented learning and living. Think ethical, patterned-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to the “nth” degree with the n standing for nature – nature of self, family, community and Earth.

We use whole systems thinking tools and ethics to help families and educators around the world discover the art, science and wisdom of mentoring children on their journeys in learning and life. Through educational programs, resources and workshops, we help parents and educators work with children to co-create personalized educational plans and projects driven by their passions and connected to their place, culture, family, and community.

PERMIE KIDs a worldwide network of parents and educators who learn together in mutual support about nourishing life. Children, families and communities learn how education can initiate us into values and actions that help us care for ourselves, others and the earth. We are a learning community supporting educational mentoring that ignites children’s natural curiosity and thirst for learning in conjunction with a community-oriented rites of passage process designed by the Center for Youth and Community for helping children come of age – transcending from the “me” to the “we” as they transition into a healthy, happy adulthood.

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