Wonder Crate is all about inspiring kids to look within and take positive action in the world! This goal directs every decision we make, from what topics we cover, to who we partner with, to the individual items we include in each box. We want kids to expect their own efforts WILL change the future!
Corrie Wiedmann is a mom, educator and entrepreneur. She has several years of experience in the education field with a degree in elementary education. She has helped launch other local start-ups, and is active within her community as a social change-maker.
Kelsa DeBrabant is a mom, designer and teacher. She has a background in mental health and teaches mindfulness in schools. In 2013, she launched Happy Patches, an online iron-on fashion design company focused on empowering kids.
We consult our mini-innovators on all things kid-related. We run all items by their precocious eyes and ears before including in a box. When they give a thumbs up on a book or activity - we know other children will love it too!
Julia Cook: Julia is well-recognized as a national award-winning children's book author who has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and already has over 80 published children's books. http://www.juliacookonline.com/
Laurie Grossman: Laurie helped create Mindful Schools, a vibrant organization that has trained over 300,000 teachers and students in the last 10 years. In 2014, she joined the team at Inner Explorer to spread mindfulness to schools. In 2016, New Harbinger published a book she wrote with fifth-graders in East Oakland called Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress. https://www.innerexplorer.org/
Bob Sornson: Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. He is a best-selling author and international speaker, trainer, and consultant. http://earlylearningfoundation.com/