Our History

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday in your life you will have been all of these things.”

George Washington Carver

Wonder & Wisdom incorporated in 1998 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The first Summer Journeys Program launched in 1999 and was followed by the development of an afterschool program to serve Lakeview Elementary students.

Wonder & Wisdom's monthly enrichment program for area seniors started in 2000. Currently in its 17th year of operation, Wonder & Wisdom continues to focus on directly serving, and inspiring to greater service, the children, families, and seniors of Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Stannard, and surrounding towns.

Our staff, board, volunteers, and interns collectively spark the inspiration for our families, collaborators, and communities to seek their highest future potential. Wonder & Wisdom is sustained through the generous support of individual donors, funders, and sponsors.

Originally, it was conceived that the children would represent the “wonder” and the seniors the “wisdom.” It is clear now that joy and wonder can be found at any age, and that wisdom is often passed between children and seniors, who have an innate ability to see clearly all that is imaginable.

Find out more about Our Mission & Values.