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“All Kids are born geniuses but are crushed by society itself” - Michio Kaku

We believe all kids are geniuses. American theoretical physicist, best-selling author, futurist, and popularizer of science Michio Kaku said, “All Kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society itself.” Curiosity in a child begins as early as four months, and it is in that curiosity the opportunity to learn and develop is presented. Parents, Guardians, Educators, Mentors, and Confidants are obligated to nurture the genius potential in all children.

There are no limitations to what children are capable of learning. Too often children with a lot of energy or those who have difficulty reaching key developmental milestones are immediately pushed into Special Education. If a child has been diagnosed with a legitimate disability, it is an important avenue to consider and take to educate a child, but beyond this, special education should not be the only solution to your child’s academic or behavioral challenges. Boys of color, particularly African American boys have been steered towards Special Education the first sign of a “behavioral problem” or challenge in learning. According to a 2018 Education Week report, "Black boys are more likely than any other group to be placed in special education classes, with 80 percent of all special education students being Black or Hispanic males." For SOS4OK, this is troubling and must STOP!

Kaku further explains the brain can grow and expand to the greatest extent of its capacity; but this is limited by societal constraints, which limit the brain from growing and developing to its fullest potential.

Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” We must believe and speak words of affirmation in all our children they are capable of learning and knowing all that is necessary and what they desire.

 

SOS4OK takes the limits off learning, and we will present programs and make financial investments and deposits in schools, educators, and organizations that do so as well.