Brave Enough to Fail Receives $15K Donation to Inspire Kids

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Brave Enough to Fail Inc. is a Connecticut based nonprofit formed in late 2015, that provides motivational programs and scholarships to high schools with a special focus on those schools that are most in-need. The mission is to raise student achievement by inspiring kids with the courage to achieve their dreams and to help students see their education as a way to get what they want from life.

Recently an anonymous private donor stepped forward to give fifteen thousand dollars to further that mission.

Peter Lumaj

Peter Lumaj, one of the founding board members of Brave Enough to Fail is very enthusiastic about both the donation and the organization.

“I was extremely pleased to learn about this generous donation. This is literally going to impact several thousand young people in a positive way.  As someone who grew up in a communist country with no opportunity, came to America with nothing and was able to overcome those circumstances,  I know first hand, that poverty and adversity can be overcome through education, determination and hard work. But it takes courage to do that. This organization is planting seeds of success in the minds of students throughout Connecticut. That is why I am so proud to support it.”


Brave Enough to Fail is founded and run by Wayne Winsley, a teacher, motivational speaker and former radio broadcaster for over twenty years. Winsley says,

“This donation is such a blessing and I am both humbled and honored to accept it on behalf of the students who are going to be inspired as a result of it. I’m living proof that a message can change the direction of a life. At age 14 I was wandering the streets of Cleveland  Ohio with no direction and hadn’t been to school regularly in a year. I heard someone speaking a positive message that said even I was capable of accomplishing great things. That message changed my life and that’s how I know that even in our poorest schools and under the most dire and poverty stricken circumstances, there are children who are capable of accomplishing great things if they have the courage to try. Those children are worth the effort it takes to deliver that message to them.”

You can be a part of inspiring the next generation. Please join us and give today.


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