Scrappy Episode 2: Inner Strength Foundation
When she was a kid, Amy Edelstein’s father, a particle physicist, would challenge her with deep questions about the big, complex world around her. This kind of upbringing opened her eyes and nurtured Amy’s adventurous spirit. At 8 years old, she moved with her father to live in Israel. By 20, she had moved to Asia on her own, eventually ending up in the mountains of Nepal. This was the 80’s, a much different world from the constantly connected culture we live in today, but Amy was embarking on a decades-long journey that would see her teaching around the world, and crossing paths with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Jane Goodall. Now, she’s using all of her experiences to help inner-city kids in Philadelphia.
* Inner Strength Foundation website* Donate to Inner Strength* Purchase Amy’s book The Conscious Classroom* Teen Resources* Emergence Education Press