Leonardo DiCaprio teams with UCLA Lab School to launch scholarships, climate project for kidsAcademicCivic Engagement
Leonardo DiCaprio and the UCLA Lab School today announced the formation of the Leonardo DiCaprio Scholarship Fund and a climate education program for students in pre-K through sixth grade that will launch ahead of the 2023–24 school year.
The fund will help provide financial aid to students in need at the school, where some 40% of families require financial assistance, while the Climate Justice Education Program will teach students how to protect the planet through hands-on learning and seek to inspire the next generation of climate leaders.
“We are honored to partner with Leonardo DiCaprio in support of UCLA Lab School,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “Expanding access to high-quality education and helping young people recognize the need to protect our planet are critical goals for our institution. We are deeply grateful to Mr. DiCaprio for giving back to the Lab School in this way.”
The Academy Award–winning actor is an alumnus of the school, which is located on the UCLA campus and is known for its progressive teaching models and arts, STEM and socioemotional development programs.