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Empowering parents at a time when, technologically, we can do more than ever before.

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Welcome to our project - A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. Please watch our video by clicking on the arrow on Einstein's image.

UPDATE: RUSSELL SIMMONS MEETS LITTLE ROMANIEO JR.


OUR STORY

Recently, a friend and fellow parent saw our 2.5 year old son in action discussing the rudiments of particle physics and chemistry, and she was "Floored".  She implored us to make a video showing our method and a few weeks later our video was featured, on the Huffington Post's Black Voices Page, atop their Chemistry Page and their Physics page, followed by over a dozen news websites across the country.

For about a week, our son's story was posted alongside Theoretical Physicist, Dr. Steven Hawking. This is when we knew we were on to something special. But, we couldn't have anticipated what was next. 


In 3 weeks, we now have more than a quarter Million views, and requests from all around the world asking us to "please share our method". These requests came from parents, teachers, researchers and the genuinely curious.  We feel there is a ready made audience for this book, which combines the tried and true, with the "very new." But, we need your help, the Kickstarter Community in finalizing and publishing  "A little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath.

THE BOOK AND THE METHOD: TEAMMS

As avid readers and lovers of literature, our goal is to produce a beautiful high quality book that has the look and feel of something to treasure, while addressing the need to convey complex ideas in easy to understand language, complete with diagrams and models.  We have been asked by several parents and grandparents how can they start immediately working with their toddlers using our method that we call TEAMMS. This acronym stands for: 

and incorporates the best of STEM and expands upon it by adding the critical components of the Arts and Music.  This is why we need your help to get this book written and published by August. This time frame will give parents some companion teaching tools as they prepare their children for preschool/school.

And that's our project, A little like Einstein: help us give rise to a new generation of Big Thinkers - Polymaths. If you do, you will own a piece of history and be able to say to the world with pride that you helped make it happen.

WHAT WE NEED

We have already developed outlines for the chapters of the book and the workshops that we are also planning (Polymath Mobile University - see ROBESON Reward) will help make our method even more accessible to those that will buy the book. We need to raise $50,000 to finish writing the book, (editing, graphics, duplication, packaging and marketing) and ensure we can deliver promised rewards to all our backers.  Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraiser.  If we do not reach our $50,000 goal, you keep your money.

WHO WE ARE

Our small company, the Robeson Group, is named after Paul Robeson one of the more unsung polymaths (scholar and athlete - valedictorian and football star who graduated early from Rutgers University, lawyersinger - performed in hundreds of operas around the world, actor - appeared in over 20 films, linguist - 15+ languages, and political activist) whose life was devoted to bettering society in many profound ways. We hope to make this project a true tribute to Robeson and his commitment to excellence by sharing his many gifts with the world.

Robeson and Einstein were great friends and colleagues and it seemed only fitting that the universe would align in such a way that our professional lives would intersect with our personal lives in such a meaningful way.

We could not have designed a better story line to our life up until this point.

Romanieo N. Golphin, Sr.  is a composer, linguist, multimedia artist and consultant with global experience (Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and China)  who has worked in many capacities in the television and film industry, as well as in the arts and sciences.  A native of Brooklyn, NY he has taken his teaching method TEAMMS to another level, by demonstrating its effectiveness with his 2.5 year old son.


Cheri L. Philip, PhD is a personality psychologist and author turned full-time mother. Her research has broadly focused on identity and its role in forming attitudes towards others, and she has worked both nationally and internationally (South Africa and India).  Having studied at Howard University in Washington, DC, and the University of Michigan, she is happy to return to her hometown to be able to engage in and embrace this new social entrepreneurial role with Kickstarter as the vehicle.

We would love to hear from you

If you or someone you know is interested in working with us in some capacity please contact us at rng@robesongroup.org 
We look forward to connecting with you!

Rebirthing the Polymath is not only about the children who are indeed the future, but it is also about ourselves - the parents, grandparents, extended family and friends - we are all part of the rebirth: are you ready to be reborn?  We hope so.  Join us in this movement so that we can all become: A Little Like Einstein.  

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    File with designer A Little Like Einstein (ALLE) wallpaper for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, 15, 17 and 27 inch monitors

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    A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    E-Book - A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    Graphic, designer T-Shirt with campaign logo with title: A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    Graphic, designer T-Shirt with campaign logo: E=MC2 our energy, we the masses, our light. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    E-Book - A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + Graphic, designer T-Shirt with campaign logo with title: A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    Mailed paperback copy and ALLE E-Book - A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + Graphic, designer T-Shirt with campaign logo: A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    EINSTEIN: Mailed hard cover copy of A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. Your name will appear in the list of funders in the acknowledgments section of the book! + ALLE E-Book + Graphic, designer T-Shirt with campaign logo: A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath. + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    CURIE - Graphic, designer Maternity tee with with caption: "alle" (acronym for A Little Like Einstein) second line: rebirth of the polymath. +White Organic Onesie (size 6 mos) with "alle" caption: "alle" + An ALLE E-Book + A shout out on our website on our funders wall. + ALLE Wallpaper.

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    "Paul Robeson Series" Museum Styled Box Mount of Polymath Series Featuring Silhouette of Paul Robeson. A work of art for the home, academic setting or office. A 30 x 36 museum quality box mount of the original art-work "A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath" featuring one of the venerable polymaths, Paul Robeson. A forever reminder of the potential in all of us. Constructed from custom wood museum boxes with black formica edges, complete with series number.

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    "Albert Einstein Series" Museum Styled Box Mount of Polymath Series Featuring Silhouette of Albert Einstein. A work of art for the home, academic setting or office. A 30 x 36 museum quality box mount of the original art-work "A Little Like Einstein: Rebirth of the Polymath." A forever reminder of the potential in all of us. Constructed from custom wood museum boxes with black formica edges, complete with series number.

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    We feel the success of our book / campaign is in our ability to ReBirth other great minds regardless of their socioeconomic background. At this price point you will help fund our A Little Like Einstein Mobile University Pilot Program. Get your name engraved on a 32 GB iPad as a person / organization that backed our pilot program (similar to having a university wing named after you). The screened participants will agree to make a two minute video thanking you or your company when the program launches and a 3 month follow up video of the same length.

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    Formal VIP reception at Observatory with astronomers for private night viewing of the most interesting astronomical events in our Solar System. Pledge amount admits 5 guests. Additionally, receive all rewards below: iPad with your name or company's name engraved in dedication to the project. Robeson or Einstein Polymath Museum Box Mount. Preview of Book. ALLE T-Shirt. Digital, Graphic Artwork. Special Acknowledgment on Website.

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