The Yorkshire Foundation
Enriching Lives through Education — One Individual at a Time
Our Commitment to Education
Established in 2002, the non-profit Yorkshire Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the principles espoused by Yorkshire Academy, long noted as a progressive leader in early childhood education.
Since 1984, Yorkshire Academy has established a distinguished record in combining outstanding academics with an emphasis on teaching—and reaching—the “whole child.” The school has as its primary objective the firm commitment to fostering each young person’s happiness, confidence and academic success.
Yorkshire Academy’s founders, Joe and Shirley Swinbank, maintain a guiding vision that a love of learning is a gift which lasts a lifetime. The Yorkshire Foundation institutionalizes the progression of this ideal from childhood through adulthood.
The Foundation draws on Yorkshire’s expertise in fostering a child’s intellect, creativity and social development and then extends this approach to educational enrichment programs for children and adults at the school and in the community.
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