As a teacher, volunteer, and avid reader, I am always down to read an inspirational story but Braun?s story was thoroughly impressive in the global impact he made at such a young age and his selfless decision to leave a prestigious job on Wall Street.
At only 24, with just $25, Braun began fundraising and creating Pencils of Promise. He traveled through 50 countries and built more than 150 schools in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as delivered over 10 million educational hours to children in poverty.
Read the book to learn how about his mission and/or also feel free to check out the website http//www.pencilsofpromise.org to learn more about his organization and what you can do to help.
It is so easy to take education for granted in the US and to criticize schools and teachers, but this book will make you realize how lucky we really are and maybe even inspire you to give back in your own way.