Our Mission

Our mission is to provide transformational programs to students so that positive change is actualized inside of a support system with a buddy, a mentor, the benefactor who paid for their scholarship and, every student can receive a scholarship plus the Board of Directors that the student enrolls to help them achieve their goals.

Who We Are

"You may not realize it when it happens, but that kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.".


Simon Klebanow, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor with PTSD, has been on his human awareness journey ignited by being a victim of a DUI and surviving catastrophic injuries to become president of the Fairfield County, Connecticut chapter of MADD. 

Simon says, "from speaking experiences with teens in high schools, I decided to create an “ah-ha” experience for students that will guide them to have greater awareness as they are manifesting their lives." 

“I came back for a reason”, Simon says, "I came back to help young adults have the tools to create a championship life and that is the place from where I channel GratiDude!"

E.E. Cummings once put it: “To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”