Scott and Marla Berger, the founder of the Tree of Life Movement and the Intention Stick, our mission is to deliver programming through our agency partners designed to transform children's lives across the United States and abroad, from all walks of life, from all religions, and all backgrounds. Our core concept is that we are all one, and we all have access to a universal consciousness — what many call the Creator. We believe that children can be cut off from that consciousness, and the Intention Stick can help reconnect them.
The Tree of Life Movement Foundation
The Tree of Life Movement Foundation is involved in non-profit charitable work to make a positive difference in the lives of children around the world, by working with select relief agencies to extend the impact of their work.
The Foundation, through it’s work with educational institutions, professionals and relief agencies, works to actively promote positive childhood experiences that contribute to healthy development and well-being, as well as preventing or mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences and other negative social determinants.
Why are we doing this? We believe we can connect the good that relief agencies are delivering to the world: shelter, medicine, education—to the power of positive intention. According to the UNHCR, there are now almost 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, around 1% of the world's population – the highest number in modern history.
We believe the Tree of Life Movement and the Intention Stick can heal the world. We believe that by focusing on children and using the Intention Stick as a conduit to a universal consciousness; one that is centered on love humans can overcome any obstacle. When the spark comes from within, children are empowered to become more powerful beings. And it is the children that will heal the world.
Working with select relief agencies.
Incorporating the Intention Stick into programming with measurable outcomes.
Changing lives by introducing the concept of positive human intention.
Transforming communities by activating the power of positive intention.
570 million children
LIVE IN POVERTY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
HAVE LOST ONE OR BOTH PARENTS
220 million children
ARE CONSIDERED AT-RISK
24 million children
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UNDER AGE 6 - ALMOST HALF LIVE IN POVERTY
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EXPERIENCED ONE OR MORE ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE
Sources: SOS Children’s Villages International, National center for children in poverty, Center for Disease Control ACES report.
"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. This is no time for apathy or complacency, it's time for vigorous and positive action."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gift Intention Sticks to At Risk Children through donations and collaborations with relief agencies
Promote the power of Human Intention through events, speaking engagements and messaging
Fund research into human intention and the intention stick
Grant money to organizations in our areas of focus
areas of focus
Including poverty and trafficking
Including adverse childhood experiences, disease prevention and safety
Supporting the #NeverAlone movement and other organizations combatting teen suicide.
GLOBAL ORPHAN INITIATIVES
Care, medicine and schools
Using science to support evidence-based programs to support all of our initiatives.
Supporting the Arbor Day Foundation's Global Tree Planting initiative
Social responsibility programs