Learners without Limits empowers low-income students to break through social and economic barriers to graduation by providing access to stable housing, clothing, nutrition, and hygiene essentials to ensure that every student graduates with a plan.
Fulfilling a Community Need
In partnership with Yelm Community Schools, Learners without Limits is dedicated to helping all students achieve their full learning potential. Attendance is the single most important factor in student success, meaning the more students we have engaged in school without educational disruption, the more likely they will be independent, contributing members of the community. While the school district can provide the physical classroom, teachers, and special education programs, many low-income students do not have the means to access these resources due to socioeconomic barriers. This program ensures that students have access to clothing, stable housing, food, hygiene essentials, and other basic needs that, left unmet, would otherwise negatively affect attendance and impede access to school resources. Learners without Limits aims to keep students engaged with their school and with their peers by providing them with the services they need to develop and be successful in school.
How it works
Teachers, Counselors, and other support staff identify students in need and work with the family to apply for Learners Without Limits funding. The application is reviewed/approved and Learners without Limits provides the tools the student and family need to stay engaged with their school where they can learn, grow, socialize, and gain their independence.