ABOUT THIEBAUT METHOD
Thiebaut (tebow) Method is an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit founded in 2009 that teaches underserved youth in grades 4-8 how to help others in their community. By helping others, youth develop leadership, career, moral, academic, and other life skills. Unique to TM, youth help through Social Good Projects (SGPs), which empower them to become community service leaders by designing and leading service projects based on issues they personally care about.
For the past 15 years, Thiebaut Method founder, Paul Thiebaut III, has developed intrinsic motivation-based curriculum to cultivate children's self-oriented and other-oriented intrinsic motivations. His curriculum has been implemented with more than 1,000 children through Thiebaut (tebow) Method (TM), the nonprofit he founded in 2009 in his East Palo Alto apartment, a high poverty city in Silicon Valley. Today, TM implements Paul's most recent curriculum, called Social Good Projects, with underserved youth in grades 4-8.
WHAT is an SGP
MISSION & Vision
TM’s mission is to develop underserved youth into community service leaders who make their communities more vibrant places to live.
TM’s vision is to tap into the youth of underserved communities to build the next generation of social sector leaders and innovators.
MEET KEY TEAM
MEET OUR YOUTH
SEE THE IMPACT
LEADERSHIP & ADVISORS
A Special Visit
After sending a letter of recognition, US Congresswoman Speier visited TM youth at the TM center
City Council Presentation
EPA City Council invited 4th grader Citlaly to present her SGP
Our Founder is 2018 Local Hero
After overcoming poverty through developing a love of learning, building his own tutoring business, then starting an education nonprofit to help kids in low-income communities succeed, Paul Thiebaut III was recognized by the Midpen Media Center as a 2018 Local Hero.