Sylvan/Laureate Foundation

 Student Recipients

The mission of the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, broadly defined, is “to support the best practices in education and training throughout the world and to support the communities in which our employees live.” Since its creation in 1997, the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation has provided more than $13 million in grants to more than 100 non-profit organizations, including the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which is dedicated to helping children with brain and spinal cord disorders; and Teach For America, an organization that recruits recent college graduates to teach for two years in low-income communities.

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To advance its mission worldwide, the Sylvan/Laureate foundation has developed program partnerships with global philanthropic organizations, including the International Youth Foundation (IYF). Through a unique funding and program partnership, institutions in the Laureate International Universities network in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Costa Rica, Chile, Honduras, Peru and Spain have adapted and operate IYF’s YouthActionNet™ awards and training program for social entrepreneurs, benefitting more than 500 young leaders to date.

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