We now have a deep financial literacy after-school program for 10th-12th graders - find out more here.

October 2020 Progress Report

We continue to keep the momentum going as we design our school. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

*We started our first round of focus groups which is providing feedback to us on all of the components that our Design Collaborative is creating. All of our focus groups include students because we feel it’s imperative that they have a seat at the table, a voice, and are part of the co-creation process. The school is their school. It’s not for us, it’s for them — and it’s important to us that they’re part of every area of the design process.

*We’re working on getting our website, progress reports, design summaries, and online forms translated into Spanish so that there are Spanish versions available to those who need them.  Most Illuminated Life Schools will be bilingual (English/Spanish), including our first school which opens August of 2022 in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

*We’ve started interviewing vendors for all the different aspects of the school from our healthy meal program to the equipment in the school and everything in between.

*We’ve been researching tech platforms and are close to making a decision on our tech stack.

*We’ve built out a calendar of all of the deadlines we need to hit in order to get our first school opened in August of 2022. 

We’re Hosting an Open House and You’re Invited!
Our free online open house will be Monday December 14th, 4:30pm-5:30pm AST / 3:30pm-4:30pm EST (via Zoom).

Come meet the Dream Team that’s redesigning education + get your questions answered. 

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THANK YOU for being a part of this exciting journey.

I wake up every day energized and hopeful at the thought of a generation of amazing kids who have been so cared for, so thoughtfully taught, so equipped, and so EMPOWERED that they will have the capacity to beautifully transform the future. 

In service, 
Heidi DeCoux
Founder & President of the Board