M+G Foundation is the brainchild of founder Lynn Min. She started thinking about how to connect children and community back in 2005 and created M+G Education in 2009 and the Foundation in 2010. Lynn’s main focus is to expose all children to arts, education, travel, and community building. As a community we need to extend children’s education beyond school.
As an architect, Lynn plans for sustainability in design and construction, as a mom she searches for community connections and how to bring service into children’s lives. Children need to learn about nature and how to build a community; this will ensure future sustainability of our planet both for the natural world and on a human level. When children learn about art, history and how it relates to them, they will be more inspired to study specific subjects more intensely. School sometimes doesn’t have the time to show enough practical examples. We are not in competition with schools; we are just promoting more learning outside the regular school structure.
The Origami Everglades project is an example of Lynn’s persistence in creating an opportunity for community building. By bringing together the idea of building, and learning about endangered animals while kids and adults sit together and talk while working on the project. When ordinary people get together they can solve the most challenging problems of the day. Getting multiple generations together to learn, experience, play, talk, and interact is the goal.