An inspiring and truly remarkable story that shares the essential lessons to creating a life of meaning, passion and purpose. Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise is an inspiration to all of us and shows how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change.

Adam’s story began with a simple question. He asked a small boy in India, “What do you want most in the world?” He replied, “A pencil.” Adam reached into his backpack, handed him a pencil and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him. These pencils, these small pieces of potential, led to powerful conversations with local parents and children across countless cultures and languages.
From years of listening to their words, it became clear that there was a need for an international nonprofit that was led on-the-ground by a staff of locals from within each country, required village participation in each school, and deeply supported, trained and tracked each student to ensure their success. These are the guidelines on which PoP was founded in October 2008.

Stay tuned for how GIVEGROWGO will be partnering and supporting Pencils of Promise in the near future!


If you think in terms of 1 year, plant a seed.
If you think in terms of 10 years, plant a tree.
If you think in terms of 100 years, teach the people.