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Balm Seeds, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization. Our motto is... “Seeds of Passion will fall on good ground and produce much fruit.”
What We Do Balm Seeds Inc. provides resources; including educators, meal programs and educational tools, to improve student success with a focus on literacy, overall academic achievement and good citizenship. Our goal is to use student education success as a tool to transform a school community thus improving the overall quality of life of its citizens.
Message from our CEO- Melissa Codio Balm Seeds Inc., believes that we can create a better future through innovation and societal change. This sense of hope leads to creative approaches and new models that teaches and reaches children, parents and teachers in need throughout the world. We seek to support the educational system by providing educational resources. Integrity and accountability. We believe in modeling trustworthiness and integrity that earns continuously the public’s high regard for Balm Seeds Inc. This reflects an alignment between what we say, what we do, and how we do it. Spreading the resources. We provide resources to children of all cultures, regions, religions, and political views. Outstanding service. We are committed to a strong ethic of timely, reliable service to sponsored schools. We strive to create an environment in which our beneficiaries feel heard, safe, respected, and supported. Responsible stewardship. We are committed to careful stewardship of all human, natural, and financial resources. This means we use carefully the time and talents of those working and volunteering with the Balm Seeds Inc., we are environmentally responsible, and we spend wisely the funds invested in us. These values represent what we believe in, what we stand for, and how we approach everything we do. “A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with protection they need from hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.” -Audrey Hepburn
Meet our curriculum writer- Meredith McGinnis Meredith McGinnis is an interdisciplinary teacher working in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently teaches Cambridge Global Perspectives and English Language Arts at John Overton High School, Tennessee’s most diverse school. Before working there, she spent three years teaching at Antioch High School also in Nashville. Both schools reflect the kinds of students and communities that Meredith loves to work with- those representative of an increasingly globalized world. Her teaching and curriculum intentionally center on empathy, problem solving skills, and literacy. She is certified to teach English, Reading, US/World History, Geography, Biology, and soon Physics. She believes that cross-curricular Project Based Learning is the future for both the humanities and STEAM.