People often ask how Write the Future came to be. Here is our answer.

One day, when Zoe’s high school history teacher was giving a presentation, she became inspired to create Write the Future. Her history teacher had been explaining his own experiences in Guatemala to the class. Within his presentation, images depicted children on the hot, Guatemalan street as they begged for pencils. Upon hearing that the children had been begging for something as simple as a pencil, Zoe was both baffled and dismayed. She could not fathom the notion that these children lacked the fundamental writing utensils needed to prosper in life and in an educational environment. Striving to make a difference and desiring to eliminate the need for underprivileged children internationally to stand on the streets asking for pencils, Zoe took action.

And so, the idea for Write the Future came into bloom. However, Zoe could not do it alone. She enlisted in the help of her business-savvy, lifelong friend, Elana Greenberg. Along the way, they enlisted in the help of Accountant David Malin. Together, the three have worked tirelessly to make Write the Future a success.

And, from that moment, Write the Future has continued to progress and grow as an organization.

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