Inspiring through Experience

Live It Learn It History

Student at Botanic GardenLive It Learn It grew from a teacher’s discovery of the power of experiential learning for his students.

Live It Learn It was founded by a public school teacher in Washington, D.C., who sought ways to engage even his most challenged students. He found that taking his 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students on academic trips markedly deepened their understanding of concepts and kindled their curiosity about the world. The trips made his students more confident, more motivated, and more successful in the classroom – but he knew that few students around the city, particularly those attending D.C.’s lowest-performing schools, had the opportunity to enjoy such life-changing experiences.

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