Our Moon Shot

The term Moon Shot was coined when the Apollo program was being researched, developed and finally achieved.  The creators dreamed the impossible and placed an astronaut on the moon. It was inspirational, credible, and imaginative, core elements of a moon shot idea.

HIPPY USA, has a moon shot idea, we envision a world where we do not discuss achievement gaps or academic barriers. You know why? Because they don't exist.  Because we have done our due diligence by achieving our mission and vision.


We have equipped parents and caregivers with what they need to help their early learners reach their full measure.

It's the transformative vision that our founder Dr. Avima Lombard had as she watched children struggle, spoke with anxious parents,  and listened to their concerns and found a way, the HIPPY way.

This is our moon shot moment. It is going to take the power of your dollars and your time to further move us toward that direction along with your belief that we can do it. 

 Help buy the books, develop new curriculum. Fund our research. Hire the real change makers, the boots-on-the-ground home visitors, of which more than 50% are former HIPPY parents. 


Volunteer at one of our numerous sites. Follow us and share our work on social media. Start a HIPPY program.

This is our moon shot moment.

To find out more, contact Shanta Nunn-Baro, Director of Development and Outreach,  501-537-7732 or sbaro@hippyusa.org.

Our Moon Shot Elements

Inspirational, Credible, Imaginative

  • increase the number of children from vulnerable homes and communities thrive in school and graduate

  • increase the number of parents engaged in their children’s learning activities

  • employ and credential more HIPPY home visitors to serve in their communities

  • help the number of HIPPY parents gain job skills and achieve their personal  goals of educational attainment 

  • fund our research efforts to better understand the impact of our work  and continue to enhance our model

  •  heighten our advocacy among the decision makers and like-minded entities to garner their support

For over 30 years, 

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA  has equipped parents with skills, tools, and confidence to prepare their children for success in school in their most important role as their child's first teacher.

HIPPY USA  is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.



In fiscal year 2019, 80% of all expenditures went to program services. Click on the GuideStar seal below to learn more about our work and stewardship.




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Street Address

1221 Bishop Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

Located on the campus

Arkansas  Children's Hospital

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P.O. Box 1034
Little Rock, AR 72203-1034

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