Global Impact

Here for Good   Laureate's 2016 Global Impact Report
We believe society is best served when our students, faculty, and our entire organization use our collective skills and experience to create positive and lasting change. Our students and graduates are improving lives and making our world better. Our institutions are providing the critical skills, knowledge and support to help make this happen.


Scholarships and Discounts
In 2016, we provided over $700 million in scholarships and discounts as part of our ongoing commitment to making quality higher education accessible to more students around the world.


Sylvan/Laureate Foundation
The foundation offers support for elementary and secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, education-focused associations and organizations, and programs that provide education and training services for children and adults. Since 1997, the foundations has invested more than $23 million in improving education for students and teachers throughout the world. 


For over a decade, Laureate has partnered with the International Youth Foundation—an international organization committed to creating employment, education and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth in more than 90 countries.  Laureate and IYF work together on YouthActionNet, which seeks to support and empower young social entrepreneurs all over the world through fellowships, financial support and trainings. YouthActionNet has supported more than 1,300 young entrepreneurs to date.


Laureate Global Fellows
The Laureate Global Fellows program is a signature component of the YouthActionNet™ model, identifying 20 young leaders across the world each year, many of whom have already launched their own social enterprise, and giving them a yearlong immersion in an intense environment of learning and mentoring. The experience prepares them for a lifetime of leading social change and helps them build a network of like-minded peers.