Let’s Innovate Through Education (LITE)
Maybe you’ve already heard of Let’s Innovate Through Education, also known as LITE. This nonprofit was recently founded by Hardy Farrow, who made Forbes’ 2017 list of “30 Education Entrepreneurs Under 30.” Read on to learn more about this great organization that aims to provide quality education to children in the Memphis area.
Who is Hardy Farrow?
Hardy Farrow is the 26-year-old who founded, and is now the executive director of, LITE. He worked at a Memphis high school for Teach for America (TFA) and received their National Innovation Award in 2014 for his work on LITE. He’s believes that “Education requires empowering your students to invest in their community so that we can make it the place they want it to be.” In order to achieve this goal, Farrow founded LITE to help underprivileged students he met through working in the Memphis area.
What is LITE?
LITE’s mission is to help students find what they’re passionate about and then use those skills and interests to help their local community. The nonprofit works to connect high school students with local businesses and opportunities that allow them to pursue their fields of interest and work toward professional growth. LITE also works with students to find scholarships and internships that allow them to further their education and experiences to hopefully one day come back to their community and improve the city with their newfound knowledge.’
For more about LITE check out Jarvis Buckman’s blog