Knowledge is power

Lack of education prevents the economic and social development of some of the most disenfranchised parts of our world. Ensuring access to quality education is how we started with the opening of the Young Living Academy in Ecuador in 2009. Since then, we’ve continued to equip children and youth with the resources to build a better future through education.

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Quality education impacts every area of life.

Education can lead to higher income, improved health, gender equality, and can prevent poverty from continuing to the next generation.

*Current numbers are from 2017 through June 2022. This number is dynamic and updated quarterly as we receive new information from our partners in the field. 

Can you read this sentence?

Millions of ADULTS around the world can't.


773 million adults around the world—two-thirds of whom are women—are illiterate when it comes to reading and writing.


617 million

youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills

1.3 billion

children, aged 3 to 17, do not have an internet connection in their homes

5.5 million

more girls than boys of primary school age are out of school


Our Solutions

We fund the building, restoration, and expansion of schools to ensure that access to a safe education is available to as many as possible.

We work with partners who help youth stay in school and provide them with the support they need to overcome underachievement.

We equip students with tools to drive community change and build self-confidence.

“Everything I learned at the Young Living Academy motivates me to want to help others, to give my best, to discover what is in me, and to be the best version of myself.”

Ximena VallejoYoung Living Academy 2020 Graduate


Her previous school was filled with drugs and gangs.

Kelly could have gotten lost in the shuffle. She steered clear of trouble, but her mom wanted her in a school that provided quality, safe education. With help from sponsors, she became the first in her family to graduate.
Watch Her Story


Empowering girls with the skills they need to succeed.

Girls in the United States, India, and South Africa are making waves in their communities through their impact projects where they are advocating for and implementing positive community change.
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