Celebrating SHARP's 25th Anniversary

2022 marks SHARP Literacy’s 25th year of partnering with educators to foster a love of learning and brightening children’s futures through innovative STEAM-based experiential programs. Join us as we celebrate this milestone with fun historical facts and our anniversary video series.

Read the latest SHARP story for all of those little behind the scenes moments in our mission to help students become lifelong learners and shrink the opportunity gap that they face.

February 2022: What Is in SHARP’s “Secret Sauce?”
March 2022: The Power of Art to Connect Students and the Community
April 2022: SHARP Literacy – Impact Beyond The Classroom
June 22: Brightening Futures for 25 Years

Welcome to our our 25th Anniversary video series! Our President & CEO Lynda Kohler and SHARP Founder Marlene Doerr-Kreilkamp discuss all things SHARP, from heartwarming student stories to our baby steps as a fledgling nonprofit.

Episode 1: Marking 25 Years!
Episode 2: In the Beginning
Episode 3: Art Is The Key
Episode 4: Community Conversations
Episode 5: Meet Lynda Kohler, SHARP President & CEO
Episode 6: Bridging The Opportunity Gap
Episode 7: The A in STEAM
Episode 8: Keeping Learning Fun
Episode 9: The Urban Greenhouse
Episode 10: Reading With Student Athletes
Episode 11: Intergenerational Program
Episode 12: Assess for Success
Episode 13: Eyes On The Future

From books about endangered jaguars to community murals and urban gardening, we’ve mapped our trajectory on the 25th Anniversary timeline and art map.

Learn more about what we’ve been up to.