Learning Illumination Center

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Learning Illumination Center



Learning Illumination Center


Our Mission

Learning Illumination Centers mission is to provide academic scholarships to student-athletes in Wake and Johnston counties to offset the cost of higher education. 



Our Vision

Created as the nonprofit arm of APLS Group, Learning Illumination Center (LIC) believes that all student-athletes deserve to have access to a college education to set them up for success off the field. Because higher education is often cost-prohibitive, our immediate purpose is to award scholarships to high school student-athletes in Wake and Johnston counties to help them achieve their goal of attending college. 


In the coming years, LIC will offer educational workshops for coaches, educators, and parents of  student- athletes to enhance their awareness of the “business” side of athletics as well as the connection between athletics and academics. For student-athletes in grades nine through twelve, we will deliver workshops that focus on life skills, the importance of academics, and college/career planning. Additionally, we will support Wake and Johnston high school athletic programs through equipment donations. 


LIC is not affiliated with any college or recruiting organization, and we rely on fundraising events, grants, and the generous contributions of businesses and individuals to support our cause.


Please contact us today for more information. 

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Nick Vassil, Executive Director: [email protected]

Phone: 919.424.6304

5540 Centerview Drive

Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27606