The distribution of educational resources at the primary and secondary school levels in British Columbia is relatively good albeit unevenly shared. Access to post secondary education is anything but even – in most circumstances, the difference is money.
What if money wasn’t an object? What if industrious students with drive and determination could find the money and get to university? These are questions Ryan Beedie pondered as he looked at the lost opportunity when students, and society as a whole, are denied access to post secondary education.
Ryan decided to do something about it. He created Luminaries, a scholarship program designed to fund the post secondary education of students of potential who are facing financial adversity. In addition to funding, Ryan went three or four steps further by engaging mentors who will support and encourage recipients. He worked with employers to find summer employment and he created an on-going network for luminaries, mentors and business leaders.
We invited Ryan Beedie to join us for a Conversation That Matters about ensuring promising young women and men can reach their full potential and why that is important to all of us.
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