OUR THREE PILLARS
OUR THREE PILLARS
The Earhart Club has three overarching pillars that emphasize building genuine human connection – with their peers and with their mothers and guardians. Through deliberately nurturing curiosity and understanding we inspire girls to understand their values and learn THEIR value!
Our curriculum emphasizes the difference between understanding and knowing. Understanding is a lifelong process nourished by curiosity. Healthy human connections are built on mutual understanding. Girls who are curious to understand are more confident in who they are and make strong connections with their peers.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” – Harper Lee
The Earhart Club help girls to develop a value system that forms the foundation of who they are, the bedrock of their decision-making and the pathway to belonging and lifting the world around them. Humility, compassion and empathy are the foundation of human connection and our inherent need to be part of something greater than ourselves and in service of the common good.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Our kids are born endlessly curious and endlessly self assured. Being curious allows us to understand the world around us and where we fit in it. Curiosity is at the root of lifelong learning, keeps us young and humble. Curiosity allows us to grow and evolve as our understanding expands.
“Curiosity is the cure for boredom – there is no cure for curiosity” – The Earhart Club
Understanding ourselves and the world around us and feeling understood are among our most basic needs. We are born curious and will naturally explore and ask endless questions until we learn to hide our vulnerability by “knowing”. Too often “knowledge” gets in the way of understanding. Healthy human connections are built on mutual understanding.
“Knowledge” suggests an end point. Once you “know” someone or something you have nothing more to learn. You have no need to ask questions or to be curious. You fall into the trap of judging and putting people with endless possibilities in a finite box. Girls who are curious to understand are more confident in who they are and make stronger connections with their peers.
“People and ideas are to be understood, not known” – The Earhart Club
Our values develop from our understanding of the world around us and become the foundation of our character and the bedrock of our decision making.
Humility, compassion and empathy sound “weak” but are the foundation of human connection and our inherent need to be a part of something greater than ourselves and in service of the common good. Immediate gratification, power and control sound “strong” but always lead to isolation, disconnect and deep dissatisfaction.
“It is our values that hold us steady and true” – The Earhart Club
The women who changed the world didn't set out to change the world. First, they found their passion and they pursued it endlessly - that's how the world got changed - The Earhart Club.