http://www.imaginebeyond.org E-mail: [email protected] Imagine Beyond Foundation About Founders Navina Mohan is an undergraduate sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas, TX Shwetha Menon is a senior at Hebron High School, Carrollton, TX Anjitha Nair is a sophomore at Jasper High School, Plano, TX Navnit Mohan is a sophomore at Jasper High School, Plano, TX A nonprofit organization 501c(3) Tax ID 47-3398611 From Left to Right Navnit Mohan, Navina Mohan, Anjitha Nair, Shwetha Menon Visit us at www.imaginebeyond.org Email : [email protected] P.O. Box 262632, Plano, Texas 75026-2632 Imagine Beyond Foundation “Good deeds for beautiful minds“ Our Mission Our Story Our Progress The primary mission of this organization is to We have been participating in several bring hope and help to children and adults in volunteering programs for years, either the United States of America, who are together or individually, helping out various underprivileged, and need a support system organizations in the Dallas Metropolis. In Immediately, we all felt that we to help define their future. October 2014, we were casually talking had some obligation to help about the many volunteering activities and support activities that build the opportunities around us in DFW. There support system for Autistic have been a plenty of volunteering individuals and bring awareness opportunities in our city, but it was always that helps early detection of the Chocolate Sales Education will be one of the primary areas a struggle to find the right kind of disease. that the foundation will focus on, since we opportunity. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is Consequently, we thought of creating a a range of complex We organized two Chocolate Sales in 2015 and one in April 2016 and raised a few hundred dollars every time. The net proceeds were donated to ATC. platform that would nurture the neurodevelopment disorders, compassion and empathy in kids towards characterized by social people who need special assistance and impairments, communication provide an opportunity to build their difficulties, and restricted, creativity and leadership skills. We want repetitive, and stereotyped this foundation to be a platform that brings patterns of behavior. Experts out the creativity, confidence, and courage estimates that one in 88 children in the kids to tap their best motives and under age 8 will have autism or dream for a better tomorrow, while helping ASD. Although there is no cure for out the less fortunate people. ASD, the early detection and The foundation wants to help out individuals with special needs. We also want to be part of initiatives that help make their lives better. firmly believe that it can truly define the future. A portion of the funds that the foundation raises, will be used to empower the underprivileged kids with the tools and support system needed to provide education (especially in STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and training for their bright future. The foundation wishes to nurture hope and confidence in people to imagine beyond their capabilities for the betterment of their lives. treatment helps to reduce the We discussed about the various volunteering activities that we did early on and one of those activities was working with autistic kids in school through the Physical Education Program. I impact in affected people. School Chapters Imagine Beyond Foundation has expanded to public schools in the DFW Metroplex including Jasper High School (Plano), Coppell High School (Coppell), and Pioneer Heritage Middle School (Frisco). Annual Fundraiser Event—2015 We hosted our First Annual Fundraising EventIgnite 2015 on Oct. 4, 2015. We featured premier Indian classical dance schools from the DFW Metroplex as well as UTD Groups such as Dhunki A Capella, Big Bang Bhangra, and Sharara. The children who benefit from ATC's services performed the inaugural dance. We donated $7500 to ATC of Dallas from this fund-raiser. Free Autism Screening Event Imagine Beyond Foundation in association with Autism Treatment Center of Dallas presents "Free Autism Screening" event on May 14, 2016 from 10am to 2pm.