7 Tibetan students from Carleton and St. Olaf College founded LÂMTÖN in 2008.  Having, themselves, benefited from similar programs during high school, these college students saw a need for, and the value of, having such a program in the Tibetan community.

In order to promote higher education within the Minnesota Tibetan-American community, LÂMTÖN provides Tibetan middle school and high school students with an opportunity to:

  1. Increase academic success
  2. Develop a general knowledge of higher education and the process of getting to college
  3. Gain guidance, support and resources to pursue a higher education

through our tutoring program, workshops/events and our one-to-one mentoring program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It is a program created by Tibetan students and for Tibetan students. If you are interested in joining LÂMTÖN, please contact us at or visit us at