[In Part 2 of the series, “Who’s Tom? Where’s Tod?” we answer more of the questions we are asked on a regular basis! Read on to learn more about TomTod and our students. If you missed it, be sure to catch up on Part 1!]
Where do your students come from?
Anywhere! We work with public schools and youth groups, students from all over Stark County, and travel to consult with groups anywhere in the world. We have currently worked with students from 6 different school districts in Stark County as well as private schools and homeschooled students. We have even traveled as far as North Carolina to help a group of students concoct ideas on a Dream Weekend.
How are you funded?
Through generous people like yourself! We receive funding from private donors, businesses and churches. We are also currently pursuing a variety of grants.
Do schools pay for your in-school programs?
Schools do not pay for TomTod programs. TomTod is unique because we offer programs that support teachers’ existing curriculum at no cost to the schools. We enjoy providing this supplemental resource to schools and plan to expand our reach to other districts in the area.
Where is TomTod located?
TomTod Ideas keeps regular office hours at The Stark County District Library in downtown Canton (715 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44702). Give us a call if you plan on stopping by, as we’re often out and about, meeting with students, partners, and sharing dreams with the world.
How can I help?
TomTod wouldn’t exist with out our awesome support team! If you are a middle school student, get involved by registering for a Dreamoratory. If you are an adult looking to volunteer, check out our volunteer page. We are always looking for energetic and invested adults to help with our programs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions. We hope to partner with you soon!