Hawn Foundation

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"Motivated by the alarming jump in stress, depression, and violence among today’s children and young people, award-winning actress, director, and producer Goldie Hawn established the Bright Light Foundation in 2003. Having realized the importance of social emotional learning for children, for more than a decade Ms. Hawn has dedicated herself to the advocacy of children and helping teachers better prepare young minds for learning by nurturing resilience, hopefulness, and optimism. As her vision for educational change expanded, the Foundation experienced significant transformation.

"In 2005, The Hawn Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, was created to promote children’s academic success in school and in life through social and emotional learning. The Foundation pursues Goldie Hawn's vision of nurturing happiness, joy and empathy in children and the adults in their lives. The Hawn Foundation fulfills its mission through advocacy, educational programming, and sponsored research."[1]


Accessed August 2012: [2]


Web: http://www.thehawnfoundation.org

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  1. Hawn Foundation History, organizational web page, accessed August 29, 2012.
  2. Hawn Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed August 29, 2012.