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Our Mission 

To enable every child to become a fearless and compassionate leader

Our Vision

To become the world’s most loved, most prolific space for children

Meet The Founder

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Alpana Shitolé is the founder of Frolific.

 

She has a burning desire to empower children to be their best selves in whatever they do in life; a passion that drove her to pivot from a thriving corporate career to become an educationalist.

 

Alpana is a 4.0 Schools Fellow and a ‘Meet The Moment’ Grantee. She has two Master of Science degrees, an Entrepreneurship certification from Cornell University, a PMP certification, a SEE Learning certification, and an ALF certification.  She has helped start a consulting firm from the ground up, lead a corporate Project Management Office, and worked as a City planner. 

 

Alpana’s journey in education, however,  began as a quest to find the right school for her daughter in 2012. After changing multiple schools, she finally found that perfect school. But this also came with a life-changing realization: 

 

Despite sending our children to amazing schools, why is there was no certainty that they would  reach their full potential and achieve meaningful success in the future?

If thriving in adult life really depends on facing your fears, resilience, and building relationships, why is it left to chance who develops these skills?

 

How can these skills be ingrained as mindsets in the formative years of all children, making these an integral part of their being?

 

These were the question to which she resolved to dedicate her life to. 

 

This initiated her journey of independent research which led her to be accepted to the Fellowship program in 2015 of 4.0 Schools, a non-profit organization that selects a handful of  educationalists every year from across the U.S. with next-generation ideas. 

 

The deep research done through this program, helped shape the foundations of the Frolific's curriculum, methodology and approach.

 

Our Advisory Council

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Hassan Hassan

CEO at 4.0 Schools

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John Sperandio

COO For Global Schools Management Ltd.

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Dr. Gary Davison

Principal at Lambert High School, GA

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Ed Chang

Executive Director at redefinED atlanta

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J. Robert Varghese

Principal | EVP, Portfolio Strategy & Management at Banyan Investment Group