What if you are a young girl who is out of options?
Until now, there was nowhere for you to turn...
We created a safe, stable, healthy place for these young women.
Sisu Academy is a free boarding high school for girls with unique needs.
Our Role is to Develop Humanistic, Purpose Driven Changemakers
Fueled by Grit
Curiosity of Learning
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At Sisu Academy, both students and teachers encourage one another to be better than they ever thought possible. Your choice and voice matter, and you'll learn things that are relevant to you. Imagine learning something and applying it immediately in your daily life or in your community.
What is Sisu
"Sisu”: The Finnish concept for stoic determination, grit, bravery, resilience, and hardiness.
Sisu Academy is the first all-girls tuition-free, boarding high school, with an embedded incubator fueled by entrepreneurs and seed capital creating an immersive learning environment that funds all operational costs. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit for public good.
Sisu Academy has a unique funding model because we leverage donations and fundraising dollars to build self-sustaining long-term funding. As the school building project is completed we will transition towards a non-foundation based revenue model.
We need your support to get these students the education they deserve.