To preserve our barns in history and in fact.
In 2001, the camp formally reorganized itself as a non-profit organization under the name “The Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning.” As well as being able to pursue grant and scholarship money with the non-profit status, the new name reflected a different emphasis. There are many programs now that serve gifted children. But AICL is not merely a pre-college academic booster shot. Instead, what AICL does is to create an environment in which it’s safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of one’s competence. We celebrate the life of the mind, but we’ve seen too many bright, interesting campers who don’t necessarily fit well in a traditional school model to limit ourselves to those who’ve been classified as “gifted.” Instead, we call our campers “motivated learners,” figuring anyone who shows up to take biology, math, or art in July is motivated.
To collaboratively create and expand regional community-based and integrated food systems that are locally owned and controlled, environmentally sound, economically viable, and health-promoting.
To help nonprofits use technology to better serve their communitites.
Appreciate Change, Inc.’s mission is to partner with local schools, churches, and organizations to change the trajectory of girls and women to appreciate the power of CHANGE in their spirit, soul and body. With a community of supporters, we invest in local organizations who work to empower girls and women to create their own definition of what it means to appreciate oneself.
To research, design and develop educational materials and programs.
To advance and promote the profession of prospect research through professional development and education among members.