Opportunity Education is a charitable foundation with the mission of developing and supporting life-changing learning programs for young adults worldwide. Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Joe Ricketts, Opportunity Education has supported programs in 12 countries serving over 1 million students and over 5,000 teachers in 1,500 schools.
Opportunity Education’s Quest Forward Learning program empowers students to gain the mindset, habits, and skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Our Pathways Program helps to ensure students are as prepared as possible to meet their goals on their post-secondary path, whether that is college, trade school, the military, or a job with training opportunities.
Our network of private and charter schools is actively growing in the U.S. to enable more students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their dreams.
Entrepreneur Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, is the founder, benefactor, and CEO of Opportunity Education.