Imaginative Initiative Incorporated is a non-profit organization focused on helping students with their technology needs. It all began when Morgan Dixon (President) recognized that there is an incredible need for computing devices at home. After he created an educational application called Outloud Reader to help kids with learning disabilities, Morgan traveled around the Northwest to help students with dyslexia and autism. He began at Lakeland School District and they expressed that while Outloud Reader was a fantastic idea in theory, it could not be endorsed because the kids in their system lacked the technology to access it. This was not the first time he had come across this issue; another school district in Washington State claimed that their students also did not have access to current devices.
Morgan recognized the shortage of technology in households and is now working to give low-income households greater access to updated technology. Together with Lakeland School District, Morgan and others discussed the idea of a local device drive to help students in need. Now, this idea has evolved into a 501(c)(3) as a way to incentivize individuals to donate their money or devices. One year later, our project finally came to fruition. We are now able to provide technology to low-income individuals, families and students.
It is now recognized that technology is a necessity in today’s society. It is our objective and purpose to help low-income individuals, families, and students with this necessity by providing Chromebooks, laptops, and tablets to those who can’t afford to purchase one. We partner with larger nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families in their quest to pull themselves out of poverty. By providing these individuals and families with technology we have now provided them with a valuable resource with which to access education, housing, health, mental health, and jobs, along with so many other resources.
Student Lead Mission
Imagination Initiative Incorporated was developed by two high school students. Their goal was to supply low-income students of the Pacific Northwest with the technology they needed for their education to equalize their chances of success. As we progressed in our mission, we discovered how many other people also needed technology to help them equalize their opportunities in life and we have expanded our goal to help ALL low-income individuals, families and students.
"Giving does not only precede receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive"
Covid-19 has changed our education system. It also made it obvious that there are students who do not have any access to computers at home. Students need technology to succeed in education. We are here to help!