RICH Learning International (RLI) is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing “access to excellence” in education for children around the world. 

The entity has been created to develop and test neurologically sound and effective early learning methods, models and materials that teach both the basics of early learning, (literacy, math, science, health) and expand the child’s world by also teaching virtue (love, peace, patience, honesty, integrity, etc.). 

Dr. William C. Nelsen, former CEO of and founder of, serves as CEO of RLI. Based on the brain theory of educational arts pioneer and entrepreneur Dr. Richard Melheim, RLI is currently enlisting young musicians, dancers, visual artists and people with theatrical talents to serve as ambassadors sharing their gifts with children in the American, Asian, African and Middle Eastern contexts.

Dr. Melheim’s challenge: "Reaching the youngest of the young and the poorest of the poor with the richest and best educational methods, models and materials will be no small challenge. But by bringing great educational theory together with the latest neurological discoveries, and by enlisting top young talent in the arts, we believe we can make a significant positive impact within a few short years. Join us and let’s see what we can do together.”

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