The Community Center Elevator Pitch


Mary at offered the great idea of making a short description, an “elevator pitch,” that would quickly grab attention.


I have a dream for a place that’s three things in one. One part is fun hands-on learning. The second is physical activity for people who want to try something different from competitive sports and repetitive exercises. The third part is about spiritual and moral growth, understanding, and service. I am sending detailed information out in the hope that some person, business, non-profit, or city hall will catch the vision and make it real. If anyone nearby wants to do this with my help, I can provide a number of materials as well as ideas and presentations.

Elevator Pitch Breakdown

The Dreamer’s Workshop

Here’s the elevator pitch for the first part. I like to call it The Dreamer’s Workshop. The idea is to go beyond “hands-on” museums and activities at libraries. It would have books and materials for amateur science experiments, arts (including music), and crafts. Combining these activities would be encouraged. It would also have focus groups such as a “Mad Scientist” club and music groups.

The Fantasy Heroes Training Center

The elevator pitch for the physical training part goes like this: Everybody needs to exercise, but many people aren’t happy with the ┬ámajor ways we have now. This center would offer fun, imaginative, new and different ways to exercise. Pretending to be a hero is fun and imaginative, and ties in to the third part.

The Onward and Upward Club

The Onward and Upward Club is what ties everything together. Mental and physical growth are pointless unless they are used for good, to help others. This third part of the center would focus on the shared beliefs about what is good, and encourage positive conversations about our differences. It would provide information and organization to help with many different needs in the community.

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

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