The goal of Living Tree Academy is to help every child pursue education. This will enable them to maximize their abilities by giving and serving to their family, community, country and the world. Our mission is: Giving access to educational opportunities worldwide.
Living Tree Academy supplies educational resources in Belize including scholarships, uniforms, and books in varying capacities; also medical and public works are implemented for community service projects.
Who We Are:
Living Tree Academy is a group of volunteers from around the world that are committed to helping children with educational opportunities. The LTA Library is an extension of Living Tree Academy that is working to partner with libraries around the world to grant access to supplies, technology, and support for their communities, children, and families. Currently LTA volunteers are partnering with the San Pedro, Belize public library to remodel the facility, expand their book inventory, and establish a sustainable system for individuals to donate books.
The Belize government and people encourage every child to pursue education. However, there are certain barriers in terms of financial resources for books, tuition, uniforms, and sometimes transportation that can be addressed by LTA volunteers to keep children in school.
As an organization, Living Tree Academy has been working in Belize since 2003 to help children gain access to education through individual sponsorship and funding assistance to schools in need. While helping in this capacity it was noticed that the Belize Library needed additional books to serve the community. In order to best accomplish our goals for helping children and young people, LTA began work in Ambergris Caye, Belize. From this location, Living Tree Academy is developing relationships in the United States and Belize to logistically support the young students and Library’s in Belize. Once established in Ambergris Caye, this service will be duplicated throughout the Country of Belize.
Living Tree Academy is dedicated to empowering young people
Living Tree Academy was founded on the principle that in order for a child to reach their full potential in life, they have to be given the best educational opportunities. After reviewing locations throughout the world, it became apparent that the children in the most remote locations lacked access to these educational opportunities. LTA initially chose the country of Belize due to superior commitment from the government supporting early education of their children. In addition, Belize has multiple villages and towns in remote locations which can benefit immeasurably from the smallest amount of assistance. By applying the lessons learned in Belize, LTA is positioned to emulate this success story in other countries around the world.
Established in Belize:
Over the last few years, Living Tree Academy has initiated many different programs to meet the needs of children in Belize. LTA currently assists children and families regardless of race, creed or gender. Thanks to our committed sponsors and donors, children have a brighter future and hope of realizing their lifetime goals. This means they now have access to resources, educational assistance, higher level education, and other services for their individual development. LTA initiatives teach children how to become the future leaders and professionals in education, health, government, science, business, and social development, thus ending the cycle of poverty.