From One Hand To AnOTHER Inc. (FOHTA) was founded by internationally renowned musical artist and producer Pharrell Williams in 2008 because he believed that every child could be a success if only they had the right tools. Once Pharrell started traveling abroad utilizing his talents and gifts, he realized that this incredible opportunity of seeing the world was something he never had before. He realized that there were so many others who were not afforded the same opportunities. There was so much more outside of the neighborhood, within the world, that could grant amazing experiences, exposure to different cultures, ways of thinking and opportunities to broaden one’s education. That discovery changed his life and is the reason he created educational opportunities for others. Pharrell believes that every community with under-served youth should have access to activities and programs devoted to augmenting their learning experiences, and providing exposure to different technologies, arts, and resources. Pharrell says, “Our organization, From One Hand To AnOTHER, is committed to bringing kids experiences that ignite their passions, challenge their minds and prepare them for success.”
While it began as a school supply giveaway at a local park in his hometown, FOHTA now provides over 1,500 children across the US with summer camps focused on S.T.E.A.M.M. – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Motivation. Serving predominantly at-risk and low-income elementary and middle school students, FOHTA’s Summer of Innovation camps integrate project-based learning and mentorship across all of their curricula—all while being 100% free of charge for the families.
FOHTA currently delivers S.T.E.A.M.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Motivation) summer camps for 1,500 kids at 20 locations in 6 states, and will continue to increase our impact each year.