Purpose of the "Sunshine Project"

  • To build every child's self-esteem and therefore build more productive citizens
  • To stress the value of every child
  • To encourage reading to and by young children
  • To strengthen the bonds between adults and young children


  • Formation of a public, non-profit Foundation
  • Distribution of over 600,000 copies of YOU ARE SUNSHINE to kindergarten children by the end of the school year.
  • Teacher's Guides prepared and distributed to all kindergarten teachers
  • Production of a Parent-Education Video for use by schools, parent groups,
  • Printing and distribution of YOU ARE SUNSHINE in French for the French Immersion
    Programs in Louisiana schools.
  • Dedication of the Sunshine Garden at the Governor's Mansion to the children of Louisiana.
  • Spanish Edition is in final translation.

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