Every human person wants a life that is hopeful and fulfilling. They want it for themselves, for their families and for their loved ones. Access to education is understood to be a primary path towards both hope and fulfillment. Education is the formalized, systematized approach for encouraging personal growth and equipping individuals and communities with the necessary tools for managing change so that life in community is peaceful, hopeful and fulfilling for all its members. All societies and cultures have formal and informal structures for educating their people. And, successful participation in the formalized structures of education often determines a person’s ability (or not) to enter into their own society in a fulfilling manner as well as their capacity for, and success at, navigating their own culture. Unsuccessful participation in formal education creates a life path marked with marginalization, increased isolation from opportunity, and exclusion from broader communal or societal decision-making structures.