About Us

Licensed to Learn (L2L) is a charitable organization dedicated to boosting student success by making academic support accessible and by creating opportunities for leadership, mentorship and growth.

Our Mission

The mission of Licensed to Learn (L2L) is to support children and youth. We boost student success by facilitating personalized peer tutoring programs and create leadership development opportunities.

Our Vision

Our vision is to engage and support at-risk students with their learning and help them develop the skills they need to live and work successfully in the future.

L2L’s values drive our mission & vision

At L2L equity means that all students have a fair chance to succeed in school and in life after school. L2L makes academic support available to a diverse population of students who are at-risk academically, and who would otherwise not have access to the resources they need to help them succeed. In doing so, L2L is helping to level the playing field to make opportunities beyond school in employment and higher education within reach for all students.

The development of leadership skills among youth is critical to success in today’s complex and rapidly changing world, especially the skills of critical thinking and strategic planning. L2L tutors develop the confidence they need to assist their peers academically, and to be positive role models in their school communities, creating an inclusive and supportive culture.

Empathy is a critical trait for an L2L Tutor to possess. To become a tutor, students must have reasonable academic standing and the required subject matter knowledge, but our program goes beyond students helping each other with homework or studying for tests. When tutors partner with their peers, understand their struggles, have the informed strategies to help them build from their strengths, and are invested in their progress as a team, the experience is rewarding and meaningful.

The potential for L2L’s impact goes beyond improving academic achievement. The support we offer to students helps youth develop the skills required to become effective and productive citizens. What starts in schools goes much further, as L2L alumni bring their experiences with them into their lives as contributing members of their communities.

The L2L Tutor-Peer relationship is powerful, helping youth overcome complex challenges, while they grow as leaders. At L2L, we believe that the most effective learning happens in the context of meaningful relationships. Our trainers serve as mentors for the students who will become tutors, they in turn develop relationships with the students they are tutoring. This structure, which allows students to use their own informed strategies to mentor their at-risk peers through a process of dialogue and facilitation, builds community and allows real academic progress to be made.

How we make academic support more accessible​​

The L2L Program is a school-based initiative that includes tutor training and implementation of structured peer-tutoring. Student leaders are trained by experienced educators on effective learning strategies and supported as they develop essential skills they need to support their peers. These trained tutors support at-risk students at their school by dedicating a minimum of 10 hours to facilitating peer-tutoring sessions with an assigned peer. 

Leadership Conferences & Summits

L2L organizes leadership events that aim to motivate youth to explore their career interests and achieve their goals. Through these events students develop important transferable skills, and build connections with youth leaders, and mentors.

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We are an affiliate of International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF).

Registered Charity: 867961013RR0001

23 Lesmill Rd. Suite 300 North York ON M3B 3P6

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

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