Award-winning actor John Travolta has been a spokesman and supporter of Applied Scholastics for more than twenty years. Having applied Study Technology himself, to increase his own ability to study and learn, John has been determined to bring the message to the rest of the world.
John has promoted the Study Technology of L.Ron Hubbard in the media and through fundraisers in the private sector.
A devoted parent, John has long been dedicated to helping youth reach their goals through education.
With his wife Kelly, John has supported the Applied Scholastics literacy efforts in urban areas, as well as in private and public schools in the United States and abroad.
"Study Technology — an educational approach which teach one HOW TO LEARN — is something I hold very dear to my heart, which is why I have supported it (and used it!) for many years.
"As a parent, I want my children, and all children, to leave school with a real chance to make it in the world. Anything that can contribute to that deserves a closer look.
"But the problem runs much deeper than that. Kids who don't understand the world around them, how it works and how they can contribute to it, are easily overwhelmed. They make bad choices. The links between illiteracy, crime and drug abuse have been demonstrated again and again.
"Study Technology enabled me, someone who never finished high school, to achieve one of my greatest goals — to be a jet pilot. And not just that, but a jet pilot licensed to fly six different types of jet aircraft. I have also personally seen this miraculous mentoring tool bring hope and joy to the lives of many children, whether in inner-city community programs, schools or at home.
"I think Study Technology is something worth getting excited about. It's a tool and it works. but it doesn't work on its own. Parents, teachers and students have to do two things first: learn how to use it and then decide to use it."