Become a donor, sponsor, or marketing partner and direct your social impact or marketing dollars to the
MACARONI AND CHEESE program for the schools in your district. Gift the implementation of this program with all materials to elementary schools in your school district so that you can impact Kindergarten - 5th grade with a powerful and effective emotional intelligence and literacy curriculum delivered via reading, music, art, and play.
Provide the parents in your community with a tool for their conscious parenting.
WIth your funding of this program, each school's Kindergarten - 5th grade class will participate in a 45-90 minute student workshop (music, art, story-telling/writing) led by one of our facilitators AND go home with their own signed copy of MACARONI AND CHEESE, Vol 1, a custom
MC bookmark and maybe a workbook too...
(we are working on that)!
It is designed to be a program from which the parents and teachers can pivot throughout the school year for their emotional intelligence and reading material in one.
You may work through our fiscal sponsor,
national non-profit literacy organization 501(c)(3)
KIDS NEED TO READ (kidsneedtoread.org),
to gift one or all the schools in your district
with the MAC AND CHEESE program, or you may
sponsor and partner with us directly.
How Can Your Corporation Get Involved?
• Volume 1 published 2013
• 1500 copies sold
• 4 awards
• 4,000 kids and parents workshopped to date
• Fiscally sponsored by Kids Need To Read (national non-profit literacy org)
• Approved LAUSD vendor
• Lexile Measurement for 4-9 yrs old
• Data supported with a study of 700 elementary school students measured
• Glowing endorsements and reviews from educators, parents, publications, community leaders, and psychologists
• Featured Star of Kirkus Library Review
For a discussion about
your social impact,
or a marketing partnership,
Stacie Isabella Turk or Brian Frerichs
About The Project
MACARONI AND CHEESE (Anthology book/audio combo)
is a six volume collection of stories, songs and activities
for elementary school age children (4-9 yrs old) and their parents,
designed to champion a child’s unique view of the world.
Based on character building concepts such as
cultivating gratitude, self-esteem, and mediocrity,
this content is meant to cultivate children’s emotional intelligence and ignite their excitement for literacy, while supporting parents
as a tool for EQ learning and conscious parenting.
Volume 1 is the first of what will eventually be six volumes + workbook. Released in March 2013, this first volume has collected a
Mom's Choice Award, Book of the Year
from Creative Child Magazine (category: self-esteem,)
and two Awards of Excellence from Best Ever You Magazine.
Packed full of content!
Each volume houses three fully illustrated stories,
two original songs, three narrated audio versions
and a suggested activities page for play learning.
Impact…make it where it counts
Mental health + physical health = well-being
Would you like to impact the total well-being of thousands of children and parents in your community at once?
What if MACARONI AND CHEESE were synonymous with health and wellness, instead of just comfort food that
tastes delicious but clogs your arteries?
If you are in the business of
health, wellness and well-being, then the overall health of the community
is at the forefront of
your objective and intention.
As an example, at a $250k sponsorship level, approximately 20 schools or 10,000 students will be serviced @ 500 students in each elementary school. (Existing Vol 1)
Take It To The Next Level
For the corporate sponsors/partners who want to take it to the next level, the remaining 5 volumes of MACARONI AND CHEESE (Anthology) and workbooks could bear the name of the corporation on any or all for which they fund publishing costs. Following the publish, a portion of those sponsorship funds will also be used to implement the program into schools with workshops, book/cds, workbooks for schools in the district where the corporation is based or of their choosing. The cover of any/all volumes and all promotional materials that pertain to that volume(s) would read:
We have measured close to 1,000 students before and after our workshop program and have data to support up to 30% improvement in the quality of their emotional intelligence; awareness and comprehension of concepts such as gratitude, compassion, kindness, resilience, and self-esteem.
and gifted by
As a school psychologist, I found that the Macaroni and Cheese stories and songs are great tools for parents and teachers to use with children.
The concepts are easily accessible to children as young as Kindergarten -
age 9 or 10.
There are accompanying activities and discussion starters to assist the adults in translating these critical messages, so that children can really understand how important they are for their healthy development. I look forward to future stories in the anthology.
Allan P. Gold, Ph.D. School Psychologist
Reed Union School District - Tiburon, CA
The Macaroni and Cheese Anthology is a brilliant way to educate students to use their creative thoughts and imagination to learn. This anthology is needed in every classroom.
Mrs. Gina Stutzel M.Ed Principal, Soleado Elementary
MACARONI AND CHEESE VOL 1 is a kind and sweet experience to be enjoyed by children and the adults who love them!
As Father, Principal, and Design Thinker, I appreciate the simultaneous simplicity and depth of this work!
I appreciate this anthology deeply, and I encourage all educators to dive deep with it.
Eric Chagala, EdD, Founding Principal
Vista Innovation and Design Academy