Scripps Ranch and Its Global Reach
Eleven years ago, the Mazloom family—19-year residents of Scripps Ranch—embarked on an initiative to educate members of the Bahá’í community on their personal finances. After a few workshops for friends and family, their venture was registered as a public nonprofit organization called Mind Treasures. That led to the creation of a unique character-based financial literacy program, ABCs of Wealth.
Their work is inspired by common spiritual principles from various Sacred Writings, Bahá’u’lláh’s in particular, and free from any religious doctrine.
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.” Buddha
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” Bahá’u’lláh
2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of Mind Treasures’ first children program at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School. It also marks the 200-year birth anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh, whose teachings inspire millions of people around the world to unite, arise, and serve their local and global communities through social action projects like Mind Treasures. Currently Mind Treasures serves about 1,000 students at public schools in the San Diego area every year. The program is rapidly expanding globally to locations such as New Zealand, Nigeria, Brazil, Vietnam, and many other countries.
To learn more, visit www.mindtreasures.com. The 200-year birth anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Air and Space Museum. It is open to the public.