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We develop education programs for underserved youth that expand their potential. We help our students make an impact in their local community, and enable them to expand and make an impact in local and global communities and businesses where they may study, live and work.
Since 2014 we have educated over 1,000 students.
We use award-winning evidence-based curricula
LifeSmart Education envisions individuals who can gain the skill set needed to be responsible and become active members of a global society.
LifeSmart Education values stewardship, integrity, accountability, and inclusion
Less than 4% of minority youth study abroad.
90% of youth are victims of bullying
LifeSmarteducation has provided education to improve graduation rates, improve grades, decrease violence and help with employability
Since 1986, the curriculum ARISE has been empowering at-risk youth through a cost-effective, adaptive solution. Through simple and hands-on lessons that are easily adaptable to pre-existing coursework, students benefit from both approachable and interactive activities. Lessons are primarily taught in groups of varying ages, education levels, and backgrounds. Typically lessons last 45-60 minutes per session in order to maximize retention rates as long sessions can deter a student’s focus
Our students learn
21st Century Skills
We teach (Life Skills) locally so that students are ready to present themselves on the world stage (Global Skills)
Learning from another perspective engages the mind to see the world differently. Using our curricula combined with national travel and abroad travel to bring students unique opportunities for learning in the landscape of global education.
Demonstrating that youth should do everything they do with excellence. Teaching youth how to be excellent in every moment of their life. If students are engaged in an activity that is dancing, the objective becomes teaching youth to focus and be excellent in dance and having this experience trickle down to whatever it is they want to be in life. Teaching youth how to be disciplined and taking the experience of excellence as a learning objective.
This program has 4 modules that are 5 weeks long each, giving students 20 weeks worth of practical, financial knowledge.
With this program we provide teachers with tools and resources to improve the reading skills of every student at every level.
Grow Global, hosted by WCBE Podcast Experience and LifeSmart Education, has the mission to bring educators, professionals, and students together with the purpose of talking about Global Education, Cultural and Language Immersion, Diversity, Social & Emotional Learning, The Purpose of Our Education System, among other critical topics that must be addressed.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Global Education with Florida International University (FIU) Associate Professor Hilary Landorf and the Assistant Director of FIU’s Office of Global Learning Yenisleidy Simon Mengana. They cover topics including global perspectives, introducing diversity and social justice to children.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Self-Esteem with Miss Angela Smuels who is currently a High School Counselor at Jackson Public Schools. They cover topics around the importance of self-esteem, being an open minded individual and the mental health of students.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Mentorship in Education with Michele Baran who is an Assistant Director at the State University of New York. They talk about how to accept that everyone needs a mentor, why mentorship is important, and what values and ethics that a mentor should teach their mentee.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Global Careers with Christine Barkley who has been a career coach for over 7 years. They talk about global education in schools, emphasizing global perspective, and the different ways to get global opportunities.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Success in Education with Jingyu Li who is an instructional designer & educator and is currently an E-Learning Specialist. They cover topics on redefining success, how parents and educators can work together to help students succeed, and different teaching strategies.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Hybrid Learning with Lee Allen who is currently teaching mathematics as a secondary school teacher. They talk about how hybrid learning affects students, the impacts of teaching remotely, and the importance of balance within one's life.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Cultural Immersion in Language with Cory Neal who is a Program Manager at Fullbright. They cover topics around global education, the importance of cultural immersion, and information about global programs.
On this episode host Patricia Demetriou talks about Social Emotional Learning with Diana Milillo who is a Social Psychologist. They talk about what can help children be heard, seen, safe and more topics surrounding the importance of teaching social emotional learning.
The diversity of candidates in the candidate pool ultimately starts in high school and secondary education. As an organization, LSE aims to increase the diversity in the available pool of candidates by intervening early in a child’s educational journey and driving candidates toward pursuing advanced education and senior leadership positions in the business environment.
We're hosting an online Financial Literacy course for middle school and high school students. Courses are broken down into 4-5 week Modules and students can participate in any of them.
Currently, we are offering the first Module on Money Management. Sign up by clicking the link below and completing the form.
Participation Incentives for those who complete the entire Module. There will be more courses to come.
LifeSmart Education takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We mentor students one hour per week utilizing a hybrid method. Reading Mentors meet with the students virtually. An in-class mentor monitors and assists small groups of 5 children while they are tutored by their Reading Mentor virtually. Individualized tutoring is provided based on each student's educational needs. We also provide books for the students to enhance literacy at home.
Patricia Demetriou, president and founder of LifeSmart Education, discusses this non-profit organization that seeks to enrich the lives of underserved youth by teaching life skills, financial literacy and opportunities for growth and development.
Goodman Real Estate Services has been a faithful annual donor of our programs since 2018. We are extremely grateful for their continued support and for the value they place on youth education and on our ability to provide important education that sets students up for success in life.
The City of Columbus has given us an annual grant of $50,000 for the years of 2023-2025. We are extremely grateful for this grant to help us continue to provide important education to our students.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has given us one of their 2023 Summer Reading grants. We are extremely grateful for this grant to help us fund our youth literacy programs.
Support to run our Financial Literacy program
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Your tax-deductible contribution helps to support important life skills education for underserved youth and communities.