Archive: Founder’s Blog

The New School

Most nights these day, I wake up with my heart beating out of my chest. Most conversations I have with my staff and education leaders across the country, I tear up. The enormity of what’s happening overwhelms me. In addition to redesigning EDMO® to become an online learning platform for summer, I’ve also been speaking with district, county and state …

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How EDMO® is surviving

With all the bad press about camps going out of business these days, a common question we’ve been getting is, “How are you surviving?”. If I had to sum it up, I’d say three main factors:  Heroic Volunteer Staff. Right now, you could describe EDMO®  as a government-sponsored equity project. We made the painful decision to lay off 85% of …

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Is Kindness Contagious?

(Updated 4.28.20) “I have a strange question. What does ‘EDMO’ stand for?” That was what a young girl asked last week as I was giving a virtual tour of our EDMO Live! camp. A couple things struck me in that moment: 1) A lot of parents and kids are about to discover EDMO and 2) My answer to that question …

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