Depression baby turned education pioneer celebrates 90 with scholarship campaign
"We are inviting 90 people each to donate $90," says Renee Beth Poindexter, Chair of the Transformative Learning Foundation. "All of the funds raised will go towards the TLF scholarship fund. For some, continued education is financially out of reach. This fund helps break that barrier. Through support, Fleurette became a pioneer in education. And providing a financially supportive nudge, who knows where that will lead?"
The scholarship funds raised through this campaign will support learners on their emergent and often transformative journeys.
Fleurette Sweeney, born in 1929, laughing references herself as a "depression baby," although nothing can be further from the truth. Through a life of music and song-games, Fleurette has brought the joy of song, language, and learning to thousands, young and older.
The Transformative Learning Foundation, which proudly features Fleurette Sweeney among our talented faculty mentors, continues the journey of exploring emergent models of learning.
"Fleurette at 90 still considers herself a learner," observes Poindexter. "Learning is fluid, a journey of transformation and change. We are honored to showcase Fleurette's life-long-learning journey and the impact an individual can make when they self-determine their search for knowledge while being supported by a community of care.
"Our passion at the Foundation is to nurture each learner's authoring of their own learning and life within a learning community. Learners include change-makers, leaders, entrepreneurs, parents, artists, and all who value life-long-learning as a process of continually nurturing one's inner strengths and abilities."
To participate in the 90-for-90 campaign and add your name to the growing list of contributors, please visit https://www.transformativelearningfoundation.org/
To learn more about Fleurette, visit https://giftlearning.org/