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Youth Confidence in Learning and the Future is a youth engagement and research initiative that involves students as partners in school and in community change. This study examines how young people’s confidence in their learning affects their aspirations, their assurance in the future and their belief that they can act on the world to have a positive impact. This initiative is influenced by a report to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century called “Learning: The Treasure Within.” The Commission proposed the Four Pillars of Education as the foundations of learning throughout life:

  • To know
  • To do
  • To live together
  • To be