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Act 60 Qualifying Charity
Illuminated Life School (K-12)
We’re completely disrupting education!
The Illuminated Life School Network will serve students from birth to graduation in Pod Schools, through a homeschool program, and in physical schools.
As you may know, our current school system was designed during the industrial revolution in order to create great factory workers. And it worked well for that purpose.
We put kids in metal desks under fluorescent lighting for 8 hours a day with a bell that rings every 42 minutes and we teach them to follow orders, do repetitive tasks, color within the lines, never think for themselves, never think outside the box, and we purposely don’t give them the training and skills required to create financial freedom for themselves.
All of which helps kids become excellent dependent, lifelong factory workers.
classroom in 1900
classroom in 2020
120 years later the entire world has completely changed many times over, and yet our classrooms and our systems for educating our youth look very much the same.
It’s time to revolutionize our education system.
Because the current education system is inequitable on every level and broken beyond repair, we’re creating an entirely new system. One that inspires and equips our youth for the 21st and 22nd century.
Uber didn’t try to innovate taxis. Instead they created an entirely new model based on the needs of today’s world which made taxis obsolete. And then other companies launched using the same new model (Lyft for example).
That’s what we’re doing.
We’re doing to schools what Uber did to taxis.
This new model is going to raise up a generation of kids who know their unique genius and how to leverage it, and who are healthy, happy, productive, emotionally intelligent, critical thinking, global citizens who lead extraordinary lives and solve our world’s greatest challenges.
And we’re inviting you to join the revolution.
Great things are never achieved alone, we need you.
OUR LONG-TERM VISION: The Illuminated Life School Network will serve students from birth to graduation in micro-schools (pod schools) and with a virtual/homeschool program. Students will have the option to move between a physical micro-school and our online academy, as it meets their needs.
This will allow us to deliver a truly customized learning experience to every student and to be nimble and jump over all of the red tape to deliver a new revolutionary education model, preparing kids for a world that doesn’t yet exist.
To create equity between resourced and under-resourced students, our micro-schools will have a sliding scale tuition. All of our schools will include a healthy whole-food breakfast, lunch, and snacks. And as many of our schools as possible will have their own gardens!
WHERE WE’VE STARTED: We’re testing out our new model of education through after-school programs. This allows us to immediately start working with students, making a positive impact while we test and tweak our model.
Our first after-school program is Financial Titans – a deep Financial Literacy & Health and Emotional Well-Being Program for 10th-12th graders (we’re starting with at-risk teens).
We’re rolling out our first Financial Titans cohort now, and our goal is to put another 100 students through this life-changing 6-month program in 2024.
WHAT’S NEXT: Over the next few years, we’ll be plugging away, preparing to open our first micro-school. While we do that, we’ll be running life-changing after-school programs to test and tweak our model and to make an immediate positive impact on at-risk kids.
You can hear more details about our education model, micro-school concept, and Financial Titans in this interview I did with Better Leaders Better Schools.
We need your donations!
It costs $1,000 to put a teen through our 6-month life-changing financial literacy program.
We’re a 501c3 nonprofit and a qualifying Act 22/60 charity, and CECFL (the additional designation of eradicating childhood poverty). We take donations in any amount, and everything helps.
Shaking up the status quo is no small task, but together, we can do amazing things.
Thank you for your support,
Founder & President of the Board
P.S. If you live in Puerto Rico and want to volunteer for Financial Titans, fill out this form, please.
Your Donation Qualifies for Act 60!
As part of the Act 60 program, each year, you need to make a donation to a Puerto Rico charity – and Illuminated Life School qualifies. We’re also a CECFL qualifying charity which is the additional designation of eradicating childhood poverty.
You’ll receive an official letter/receipt to include with your Act 22/60 Exempt Annual Report within 8 business days of receiving your donation.