Star Wars

Since the inception of the school concept I have been saying I want the curriculum to look like a Star Wars movie. I know when the kids are taught by multi media they will retain the information longer and understand it better.

I was very tired one Thursday afternoon, I often will work until midnight or 1 am to finish what ever I’m working on and then get up the regular time the next day. So I allow myself the luxury of taking a nap whenever I need it.

It was 4 pm and the educational channel was on when I decided to lay down, I was exhausted and couldn’t keep my eyes open. Just as I was closing my eyes a promotion for Lucas Films Educational Foundation began to air. My eyes popped open and I watched intently. I had never known about an educational foundation by Lucas Films. Why had I never heard of it? I’m the info junkie and I had been saying my curriculum would look like a Star Wars movie for ten years?

On Monday I did my self-imposed 15 dials and the last call I made was to Belinda Beebe who I was inviting to my Elite Leads meeting in SF. After twenty minutes Belinda mentioned she used to work at Lucas Films. My heart stopped, it literally stopped momentarily stopped, then I drew a deep breath and asked if she knew anyone at the foundation.

“Yes”, she replied, “my friend is the head of PR.”

I told her briefly about UBU and asked if she would provide an introduction.

“Of course” she offered generously.

Again, I’m humbled, I know this is bigger than life. This school has a bigger purpose than my life or any other life at this moment.

Our children deserve a helping hand, they will get that hand up through UBU and all the resources that are involved throughout the process.

About Sharyn

As founder of UBU I found my inspiration from my brother Tony who was a foster child, then adopted by my parents when he was five. After listening to his stories about the treatment he received while in the homes I began to think of what it was like for him as well as the thousands of other kids. I decided to start the school after Tony passed on in 2008. It is my tribute to him and all that he did for me. Of all the things I've done in my life, this is the one thing that truly makes me feel like I'm finally on the right path.
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