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Expertly selected by the LEGO Foundation for the first-ever “Play For All” Accelerator

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Learning, a first-of-its-kind personalized learning platform, today announced that it has been selected for the first LEGO Foundation”play for all“Accelerator.

With 1 in 5 students diagnosed with learning differences – and countless others facing emotional and developmental barriers, Learnfully empowers all individuals to access the most effective learning approach for them. Knowledgeably tailors a programming plan to their needs based on educators’ expertise and connects them with proven specialists to provide one-on-one instruction.

“Every day, our team works to better serve neurodivergent children and their families, and we are thrilled to be recognized by The LEGO Foundation for these efforts,” said Letha McLaren, CEO and Co-Founder of Learnfully. “There is a huge need for innovation in this industry – both inside and outside the classroom – and this accelerator is closely aligned with our mission to unlock the potential of every learner.”

The Accelerator Grant provides equity-free funding and a time-limited mentorship program for social enterprises, businesses, and organizations interested in supporting children with autism and children with ADHD with play-based learning. Play For All accelerator will provide up to $20 million in funding to 25 social enterprises, organizations and/or social enterprises around the world. In order to receive additional funding, these 25 organizations will need to apply to a panel of LEGO Foundation representatives, venture capitalists and neurodivergent advisors.

“Learnfully is a great match for the Play For All program because creating tailored and inclusive learning is at the heart of Learnfully’s offering,” said K-12 teacher-turned-investor Diana Anthony. and managing partner of Figure 8 Investments.

The Learnfully team will travel to Denmark later this month to participate in the launch of the program.

The LEGO Foundation Accelerator selection is the latest announcement amid rapid momentum for Learnfully. Over the past several months, the company has raised over $1.25 million in seed funding, was selected as an Elite 200 company for the second year in a row at the ASU+GSV edtech summit, and was named one of the best companies to watch in 2022 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. .

About Learnfully

Learnfully is on a mission to stimulate learning and unlock the potential of every learner. Based in San Fransisco, Learning is a technology-enabled personalized learning service, allowing all individuals to access information on the most effective learning approach and to develop a programming plan based on the expertise of educators. With its revolutionary technology platform, best-in-class learning assessment, and network of expert educators, Learnfully delivers true engagement and tangible results for every learner.

The LEGO Foundation

The LEGO Foundation shares the mission of the LEGO Group: to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. The Foundation, which owns 25% of the LEGO Group, is dedicated to building a future in which learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged and lifelong learners. It is through the ownership model that part of the profits go to funding research projects, activities and partnerships. In 2021, for example, the LEGO Foundation awarded grants of DKK 2.8 billion ($443.9 million) to initiatives that help children reach their full potential through play. The LEGO Foundation works in collaboration with thought leaders, influencers, educators, and parents to redefine play, reimagine learning, and equip, inspire, and activate champions for play.