I started The Grandir Project the summer before my senior year of high school. I wanted to inspire people of all ages to grow. Personal growth is something that should be celebrated. I am always making an effort to be a better version of myself, and this is your invitation to join me. I am excited about the growth to come; it may not always be ideal, but I hope it is steady.

Best wishes,

Why Grandir? Grandir is french for the word grow. Since our organization is dedicated to personal growth, we saw it as a perfect fit.

Ian Downs


I’m a high school senior who wants to give to others what I have learned.