Educated in the Quaker school system in small town outside of Philadelphia, Founder & Creative Director, Kelly Lan, believed there is a light in everyone – and Asian women like herself – should be celebrated and seen in popular culture, history books and art.
As a proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she also believed in order to prosper, one must feel grounded and turn the complexities in our narrative into power. So, Kelly began mobilizing the creative diasporic communities to co-own and express the stories we want to tell, authentically.
Hello Prosper was built out of necessity – to pursue the unanswered questions that society overlooked.
The simplification of our Asian heritage, the feeling of displacement, our nonlinear history. We minimize the built-up of confusion for individuals living with a hyphenated identity by learning the stories of our ancestors and unlearning what is preventing us from loving ourselves.
We craft hands-on educational products that serve the needs of our community one story at a time.
Growing up isn't easy. Our stories and activity kits navigate complex emotions, like when we feel excited, shame, guilt or happiness. We promote self-positive dialogue so that our youth can develop their identity with pride.
Students first exposure to Asian American studies start at the college level. We believe that curriculum needs to start earlier. Our mission is to encourage dialogue across generations at home and in the classrooms.
Youth performance today is heavily measured on data memorization and standardized testing. But there are other ways to empower tomorrow's leaders. Storytelling shifts social perceptions, helping us connect deeper with the world around us.
Art reminds us that the world as it appears to us doesn’t have remain the same. We can imagine something better so that we can make it better.
Hello Prosper is a self-funded initiative, and we need donations to help back us. Build up your teen’s cultural literacy, so that CONFIDENCE is the driver to reach higher, and to dream bigger.