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 believed in order to prosper, one must feel grounded. Learning about the lost history of our ancestors through the arts can minimize the built up of confusion for our youth and the next generation to come.
Kelly began mobilizing communities around a common purpose and shared vision of co-ownership. Hello Prosper was built out of necessity — to pursue the unanswered questions that society has overlooked and encouraging families to break the culture of silence. We make products and educational materials that serve the needs of our community and keep the value we create.
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 effective 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.