Changing the Education System to meet the needs of All young people

The Foundation is investing in the documentation, evaluation and piloting of community-based education strategies.


The Foundation believes that meaningful, holistic and relevant education is key to supporting the positive development of young people. The Foundation is working with youth-driven partners to develop more supports for young people who are incarcerated/ remanded or re-entering society. These are community-based models, where young people are working with partners to support the educational attainment and positive transitions of youth involved in the justice system.
In addition, the Foundation is working with youth-driven partners to develop community-based educational attainment strategies that support young people who are outside the education system or marginalized by the education system to attain credits and reconnect with formal education.

Laidlaw believes that the creation of equitable and inspiring educational opportunities requires partnerships and collaborations between the formal education system and youth-driven community groups.

To do so, the Foundation will invest in youth-driven models that are reaching young people that feel pushed out of or marginalized by the formal education system and are supporting these young people to attain credits, re-engage with the school system and graduate and/or pursue further education or training.