Know Yourself is a Self Literacy company on a mission to prepare young people to understand their self worth. Know Yourself guides kids of all ages on their journey of self discovery to help them understand who they are physically, psychologically, and socially through fun, and dynamic educational products.
A team of educators, health professionals, parents, community activists, and artists of diverse backgrounds have come together to develop an original comic adventure to take kids through all sorts of engaging learning material and experiments.
Know Yourself is incorporated as a Public Benefit Company (PBC) and has made the pursuit of social values a key part of our mission and charter. We are committed to donating 5 percent of annual post-tax profits to organizations supporting the local community, the arts and education.
Nancy Howes founded Know Yourself in 2014. What started as a personal art project — inspired by her two inquisitive daughters — has transformed into a full-blown mission to teach children about their bodies and help them master their own well-being. Some folks will want to know that before founding Know Yourself, Nancy spent 25 years in the tech industry and that she holds a BFA in Metal Arts with High Distinction from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. What she wants you to know, however, is that she continues to be encouraged, challenged, and inspired by the creative force that is Know Yourself and is excited to come into work every single day.
“The launch of our company and this exciting adventure series is the next big step in the Self Literacy movement that’s changing the way children learn about their bodies at an early age,”— Nancy Howes, founder and CEO of Know Yourself.