Our Story

Our model of service learning is uniquely inspired by our Founder's own philanthropic experience in Kenya. In 2011, Sara and Anselm collaborated on a small fundraising project supporting Anselm’s local community. The intrinsic leadership qualities that developed in Sara as a result of this hands-on, service-based learning quickly became apparent. The organization started with one bead and one opportunity to make a difference in Kenya. Now, that bead is a symbol of inspiration and a catalyst for change in communities around the globe. Anselm continues to be an invaluable mentor to Sara and has maintained a firm belief in the organization’s mission and vision. 

The One Bead Documentary was filmed in 2017 as a resource for our Youth Leadership Programs. The video is a key part of our curriculum as it engages students and sets the program's uplifting, empowering tone.