Lauren Hortie, co-educator at the TDSB Alt School OSF, talks here about how her school achieves an almost 100% success rate each year in graduating at-risk students.
What Lauren says during this Ted Talks is a meaningful and humble approach to how she changes student's lives forever by giving them a purpose for learning, a project they can believe in and the means by which to make it happen.
This school operates on a tiny budget. However using an innovative business approach, they self-fund their skateboard build projects adding another level to the student real world education experience. Branding, self-promotion and marketing are an important part of the program.
For more information, visit the Oasis Skateboard Factory website.