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A Superpower Training Program for Future Leaders, Innovators and Overall Good People
A Superpower Training Program for Future Leaders, Innovators and Overall Good People
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Imagine a Personalized Secret Mission arriving on your child's doorstep every month ... and these missions helping your child to build lifelong learning skills.

Personalized missions encourage individual growth
Personalized missions encourage individual growth

If you could do one thing to prepare your child for a successful future, it should engage their imagination, spark action and empower.  We are building future leaders, entrepreneurs and overall good citizens, but schools are missing some of the most important lessons.  If we do nothing, our kids may not develop the strengths that can help them the most.  This is why Superpower Academy exists.

Science shows that skills like resilience, emotion regulation, empathy, and courage to stand up for what you believe are key for achievement and lifelong learning. We take a "learn by doing" approach and facilitate skill-building through open-ended play that puts kids in control of their own adventure.  Designed for ages 5-10, but fun for everyone!

Superpower Academy was inspired by my daughter, Riley.  She has been described by her teachers as “wiggly” and “playful,” which initially caused us to be concerned. Her teachers emphasized, however, that she is “very bright” and curious. We later learned that Riley (like many kids) learns best by actively working instead of passively listening. The problem is that most school lessons are not designed for kids like Riley.  

So, Riley and I combined my Stanford psychology training with her enthusiasm for hands-on projects to create Superpower Academy for all the kids out there who have big imaginations and love learning by "doing."  Imagine if kids learned skills like perseverance and thinking outside-the-box through practice and experience.  The lessons are rooted in research, but to kids, its just PLAY.  

We worked with lots of smart people and have shipped over 1,000 boxes in beta for six-months.  We hope you love what we’ve built and decide to support us so we can launch our superpowers into the world!!!

Inspiration + Imagination = Innovation
Inspiration + Imagination = Innovation

A year ago, Google did a study and found seven skills to be more important for workplace success than science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  These skills were social and emotional and included the ability to listen, communicate and empathize with colleagues and customers.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is foundational for productive and healthy children.  SEL skills better predict success than IQ, increase academic performance by 13% and college attendance and graduation rates by 11%, are linked to increased professional and life success (see CASEL.org) and critical for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

The problem is that schools take time to adapt and SEL may not be a main focus.  So, we worked with SEL and child psychologists, educators, curriculum writers and designers to accelerate development of an SEL + STEAM learning program so kids can obtain a complete developmental education TODAY.  And, teachers love it so much that those unwilling to wait are bringing Superpower Academy into their own classrooms.  

Learning begins with EXCITEMENT! Nothing beats the fun of getting personalized deliveries in the mail.   Here are a few of our prototypes:

Your child will be recruited as a hero in training. Personalized "Secret Missions" must be completed to earn superpowers.

A wise mentor and comic kids provide constant encouragement.
A wise mentor and comic kids provide constant encouragement.

Deliveries contain a comic book or story of a historical hero, a STEAM project for your child to build skills, art for reflection and other surprises like talking messages and hidden clues! 

This box has invisible messages hidden inside.
This box has invisible messages hidden inside.
This box has an explosive sound track!
This box has an explosive sound track!
This box has an audio message from The Coy, mentor to everyone super.
This box has an audio message from The Coy, mentor to everyone super.
Stories of historical heroes teach kids that real people can use their superpowers to make a difference in the world.
Stories of historical heroes teach kids that real people can use their superpowers to make a difference in the world.
Unpack a Box
Unpack a Box

Projects are reconfigurable and re-usable for endless invention & creativity.

What adventure will your child create?
What adventure will your child create?
Open-ended art will stretch your child's imagination.
Open-ended art will stretch your child's imagination.

We are busy creating our next superpowers: Mind-Reading and Laser Focus.  Stay tuned....

To kids, it's just PLAY!
To kids, it's just PLAY!

If you decide to back us, we'll send one of these great rewards. Funds will be used to (1) Launch Superpowers of FLIGHT, SUPER SIGHT and TRANSFORM, (2) Develop classroom curriculum and lesson guides, and (3) Create New Superpowers!

Be Yourself, and Always be Super.
Be Yourself, and Always be Super.

Risks and challenges

We've been refining prototypes and identifying the best suppliers for the past 6-months, and have shipped over 1,000 beta-deliveries. We are excited to re-design even better boxes based on feedback from our early subscribers and get them to you on time. If things come up, however, which they sometimes do, we'll keep you well-informed and promise to work through them to your satisfaction. There is nothing more important to us than bringing delightful experiences to our super kids.

Note: final deliveries may differ slightly from the prototypes pictured.

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    Thank You!

    SUPER Thank You for supporting us and being part of our superpower community. We'll add you to our list and keep you in the loop about future offers.

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    Save the World in Peace

    You need a Superpower Academy Door Hanger so you (or your child) can save the world in peace.

    We'll add you to our list and keep you in the loop about future offers. Thank you for being SUPER!

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    Digital Comic + Audio Story

    We will email you a Digital Evie Explosion comic book and audio story recorded by a professional theater troop (NEW RELEASE!)

    While your littles learn about calming their emotions, you can just enjoy the calm.

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    • Audio Story
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    Superpower Academy T-Shirt

    Your AWESOMENESS cannot be contained, so keep it a secret no longer!

    We will send you a Superpower Academy T-Shirt in any size (kid or adult sizes).

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    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    Get a Box

    We will ship a personalized FLIGHT 1 box and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate it to a child on your behalf.

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    • Personalized FLIGHT Superpower box
    • "I'm Saving the World" Door Hanger
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    EARLY BIRD - START THE ADVENTURE

    EARLY BIRD GOODNESS -- First 72 hours ONLY

    We will ship a personalized FLIGHT 1 box, a shirt and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    Includes:
    • Personalized FLIGHT Superpower box
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    Start the Adventure

    We will ship a personalized FLIGHT 1 box, a shirt and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

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    • Superpower Box
    • Personalized FLIGHT Superpower box
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    Be a Design-Thinker

    Take a behind the scenes look at how superpowers are made. Riley will send you a working prototype and your feedback will go right into the design loop. Then, enjoy the final product along with a shirt and door hanger.

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    • Prototype Box (delivery date tbd)
    • FINAL Box that you tested (delivery date tbd)
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    EARLY BIRD - 3-Month Subscription

    EARLY BIRD GOODNESS - First 72 hours only

    We will send a personalized box each month for THREE (3) months, a shirt and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    Note: Super kids who have received beta deliveries will pick-up where they left off.

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    • THREE (3) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    3-Month Subscription

    We will send a personalized box each month for THREE (3) months, a shirt and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    Note: Super kids who have received beta deliveries will pick-up where they left off.

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    • THREE (3) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
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    EARLY BIRD - 6-Month Subscription

    EARLY BIRD GOODNESS - First 72 hours only

    We will send a personalized box each month for SIX (6) months, a shirt, a water bottle and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    Note: Super kids who have received beta deliveries will pick-up where they left off.

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    • SIX (6) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
    • Superpower Insulated Water Bottle
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    6-Month Subscription

    We will send a personalized box each month for SIX (6) months, a shirt, a water bottle and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    Note: Super kids who have received beta deliveries will pick-up where they left off.

    Note: Super kids who have received beta deliveries will receive new boxes, to the extent possible.

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    • SIX (6) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
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    EARLY BIRD - 10-Month Subscription

    EARLY BIRD - First 72-hours only! (BEST VALUE)

    We will send a personalized box each month for TEN (10) months, a shirt, a water bottle and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    ***Available to Kickstarters only!***

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    • TEN (10) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    10-Month Subscription

    We will send a personalized box each month for TEN (10) months, a shirt, a water bottle and a door hanger to anyone you specify. If you don't have a super kid in mind, we can donate any of the items to a child on your behalf.

    ***Available to Kickstarters only!***

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    • Superpower Academy T-Shirt (kid & adult sizes)
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    Classroom KIT

    We will send a classroom kit with a full superpower box and project supplies for up to 25 students to any classroom you designate (in the US). If you don't have a class in mind, we have teachers who would love to include Superpower Academy in their lesson plans.

    For classes larger than 25, add $5 per student to your pledge.

    *See reward description for more information.

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    • Lesson Plan + Digital Slide Decks
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    BE IN A BOX!

    Be a character in a comic book or workbook. This is your chance to secure a spot in superpower history as someone who helped to save the world!

    And, we will send FIVE (5) of your boxes to anyone you specify so you can share your greatness!

    But, it doesn't stop there. You'll get a shirt, water bottle and door hanger so you can be super all around.

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    • FIVE (5) of your Superpower Boxes
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    Be a COMIC BOOK HERO!

    BE a HERO! Delight as your character comes to life in one of our comic books and shows kids how to build Laser Focus, Empathy or another awesome Superpower!

    When finished, we will send twenty (20) copies of your comic book and FIVE (5) shirts so you can share your Super Story with the world!

    We will also send a personalized box each month for ten (10) months, a shirt, a water bottle and a door hanger to anyone your specify because you will be our HERO.

    Includes:
    • TWENTY (20) Copies of Your Comic Book
    • TEN (10) Superpower Boxes (monthly)
    • Five (5) "Hello My Superpower is" T-shirts
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