Education & Youth

According to the Global Partnership for Education, “420 million people would be lifted out of poverty with a secondary education, thus reducing the number of poor worldwide by more than half.”

Schools: Pre-K, Elementary and High Schools

Youth Programs: Music, Sports, Clubs and Camp

Campus Outreach Programs

Students are amazed and excited when they can see things they don’t normally get to see. I want to give them that sense of awe by discovering a whole new world!

– Teacher at Our Lady of Guadalupe School

Access to and participation in high-quality education is the most effective and empowering way to diminish widespread poverty. Young people that receive a quality education will develop problem-solving skills, have more opportunities for employment, be more likely to secure a higher income, and give back to their community.

Keeping kids in school is also a vital aspect of violence prevention. Spending more time around school-oriented peers in positive supervised environments—like classrooms and after-school programs – fosters an environment where young people can grow into productive thinkers, problem-solvers, and community members.

Education, in this way, is not just a means to an end, but rather an end in itself, as it empowers and expands a young person’s choices and opportunities.

Local community leaders like the Claretians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with local schools and parents to ensure that young people have sustained access to the kind of education that will allow them to become successful, informed, and productive community members.