INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR
MEET THE CREATOR
Perry Wilson has dyslexia and vividly remembers struggling in school, unable to connect with teachers through conventional methods.
It was not until he started physically working with math as a carpenter, that his life changed forever. Math finally made sense! Perry eventually became a master carpenter and used these skills to create the If I Had A Hammer program.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The HammerBuild field trip transports students out of the classroom to an on-the-job experience. Throughout the build, students learn the value of math application, goal setting, teamwork, staying in school, avoidance of drugs, alcohol and gangs, and workforce development skills.
If I Had A Hammer believes an inspired child is a teachable child. HammerMath is designed to help students build a deeper understanding of fractions, measurement, and scaling fundamentals through real-world application. HammerMath builds the understanding of critical math concepts preparing K-12 students to adult learners for higher-level mathematics.
If I Had A Hammer has worked with over 50 colleges and universities and continues to seek partnerships with post-secondary institutions to support children and teachers in your service area.
Through our innovative outreach opportunities and grant expertise, Hammer is poised to help generate funding for your institution and serve as a powerful recruitment tool for future students.
If I Had a Hammer is an Independent Affiliate Member to the American Association of Colleges and Universities
Dr. Mani Hull serves as Vice President for If I Had A Hammer, Inc., supporting our educational partners in grant-making at the state and federal level. Dr. Hull is a federal contracting specialist who worked in Washington, D.C. for 15 years and garnered over $50 million in grant funding during her tenure. Over the past four decades, Dr. Hull has directed the development of over 500 grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with government agencies, multi-national corporations, consulting firms, and academic institutions. She has also managed technical, financial, and administrative aspects of 13 long-term international development projects totaling $43 million.
Dr. Hull earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University, a Certificate in Government Contracting and Procurement from the University of Virginia, credits toward a Public Health Masters at Johns Hopkins University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.