The Young Living Academy is growing

It’s time to expand!

The Young Living Academy is growing

It’s time to expand!

The Academy is Growing!

When we first opened the Young Living Academy’s doors to 67 students back in 2009, we believed that the best way to eradicate poverty and to make lasting change in the community was to ensure the children of Chongón, Ecuador had access to a quality education.

Over the past 13 years as the Academy has grown to accommodate 350 students, we’re currently at-capacity and are forced to turn away a heartbreaking number of student applicants because we simply don’t have the room.

Currently the annual acceptance process at the school is very competitive, and we can only admit approximately 10 percent of children who apply. Which is why we’re expanding the Academy! Over the next few years, the school will expand its capacity to accommodate 1,000 students.

To achieve this, we will be focused on adding more buildings, onboarding additional teachers, and admitting new students, all in an effort to raise up a well-equipped generation of change makers in Chongón.

Get Involved

Here’s how you can contribute to the Academy’s exciting growth.

Sponsor a Student: When you sponsor a student, not only will you have the opportunity to build a one-on-one relationship with them, but you’ll also be supporting their immediate and long-term needs at the Academy. From school supplies and nutritious school meals to helping us expand the Academy and provide scholarship opportunities to graduates, your sponsorship creates lasting change in so many ways.

You can contribute directly to the Academy expansion at Select "Young Living Academy Expansion" in the dropdown, and 100 percent of your contribution will support the exciting growth.

Sign up for our email list and follow us on social media for the latest news about the expansion. We’ll have some great updates for you over the next few months and these are the easiest ways to stay in the know.

Education Matters

Why education is the key to long-term change

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An educated child is less vulnerable. 

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Annual Students




Students who graduate high school are less susceptible to exploitation and addiction. High school graduates are also more likely to secure higher paying jobs, marry and have children when they are ready, and raise healthier, more educated children.

When we found out that only approximately 20 percent of students in Chongón graduate high school, we set out to change that. Today, the Academy boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, and we have celebrated the graduation of 133 students, many of whom were the first in their family to receive a diploma. 

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And to date, 92 percent of our graduates have a formal job or are enrolled in college and are pursuing careers in medicine,  computer science, business, graphic design, and much more.

Learn more about the Young Living Academy and how you can help make a difference at  

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