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 internet access at home. After he created an educational application called Outloud Reader to help kids with learning disabilities, Morgan travelled 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 officially 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 has finally come to fruition and we are capable of providing Pacific Northwest students technology at a reasonable cost.
How we sustain ourselves
To the right you will see a diagram of how our business operates and how we make money. We support businesses that are transparent with their money situations and assume you do as well. To the right is a chart that shows exactly how your donation can impact a student's life. We keep our information up to date so that you can know if we start new revenue streams.
Our purpose is to EQUALIZE EDUCATION for underprivileged students. We offer gently used technology for a fraction of the original cost.
Here are two issues that we plan to address:
Technology is necessary in education. Today, it is virtually impossible to go through the education system without access to technology at home.
Technology is expensive. Many people struggle to find the funds to purchase updated devices.
Student Lead Mission
Imagination Initiative Incorporated is a 100% student lead mission! Two out of the three directors are current college students, and the other is a retired elementary P.E. teacher. Our single and only goal is to supply students of the Pacific Northwest (and eventually the entire United States); iPhones, iPads, Laptops, and Desktops to low income students. As our world progresses into the future, our society becomes more and more reliant on using technology. However, there are students and families who cannot afford updated technology. As students and a teacher, we saw that this harsh reality is unacceptable and we are currently working to fix it.
"Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference" -Kathy Calvin
Covid-19 has completely changed our education system; It made it very obvious that there are students who do not have any access to computers at home. Students need technology now more than ever! We are here to offer devices at a truly affordable price.