Pursuing the Dream

The purpose of this project is to focus attention on what helps children and families succeed so people will be motivated to act. We know what to do. How to raise successful children is not a mystery. We know the importance of early childhood: that early experiences affect a baby's intellectual and emotional development. Children and teenagers need role models and mentors.

Personal transformation is occurring all over the country but it's happening in small pockets of hope, not everywhere. We need to bring these community-based solutions to every child, so each has a chance to succeed.

© 2017 Stephen Shames / POLARIS PORTFOLIO / STEVEN KASHER GALLERY