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Wonder: Project Rubeus

MV5BMTczNjUzMjk0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzcxNjUwNA@@._V1._SX640_SY426_The inspiration that I got from attending the Teacher for America 25th anniversary summit is still going strong. Yesterday morning, I channeled that inspiration and started working on a new education technology idea to help children everywhere to understand the historical context of the world around them—the world that they’re inheriting and stewarding for the generations whom we may never meet.

The idea, which I’m calling Project Rubeus as a code name, was inspired by two panels I attended: “Then and Now: The New Civil Rights Agenda and Education Reform” and “Building a Movement: Learning Lessons from Successful Social Change Movements”. They were multi-generational panels and I was struck by the framing of them as powerful and potent histories of the social movements that continue to fight for justice and equity to this day.

Children need new lenses through which to view history. They need to know who came before them, what those people did, where they lived and worked and marched and raised their voices, what they were fighting for, and why it matters.

There is now so much history that children need to sift, process, contextualize, and utilize, all while being cognizant of the world they live in today. It’s overwhelming for most adults to manage. Imagine how overwhelming it is for a child. Project Rubeus is working to solve this problem for children. I’m excited to work through this idea and see what happens.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at



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