Month: September 2019

Learn4Life Graduate Becomes Learn4Life Teacher

Vanessa Alvarez was already struggling in her traditional high school when she learned she was pregnant at just 14 years old. At Learn4Life she was able to bring her son to school and have the flexibility she needed, which helped her to graduate early. She went on to college to earn a multiple subject teaching […]

Written by on September 30, 2019

National President of MADD, Helen Witty, Visits Fresno Learning Center

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Helen Witty toured Learn4Life in Fresno and spoke to students about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.  Witty was joined on the tour by Natasha Thomas, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate for MADD. Learn4Life teacher Amy Martin, whose mother was also killed by […]

Written by on September 27, 2019

Senator Umberg visits Anaheim Learning Center

Senator Umberg of the 34th District in northern Orange County recently toured Learn4Life’s Anaheim learning center. He saw first-hand its personalized learning model and various programs such as the Media Arts Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways with state-of-the-art equipped classrooms.

Written by on September 26, 2019

Five Steps to Helping At-risk Students Get Back on Track

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 25) – In the United States today, there are more than 4.5 million opportunity youth – defined as 16-24-year-olds who are not in school and don’t have a job. The need for helping this growing population is dire since a dropout is eight times more likely to be incarcerated, ineligible for […]

Written by on September 25, 2019

Alternative School Model Looks to Improve Academic Outcomes for Foster Youth

After entering foster care at 16, Taneil Franklin moved between three different high schools in just one year. And even before that, while living in an unstable situation with her father, she’d transferred a couple times — in all, she’d matriculated in five high schools by the time she reached her senior year. Franklin, now […]

Written by on September 9, 2019

Child Actor Discovers Her Passion for Poetry

Chelsea knew she wanted to write and perform poetry, but she didn’t really know how. When she enrolled at Learn4Life and was introduced to the SLAM4Life poetry curriculum she realized it was just a stepping stone. After graduating, Chelsea pursued her passion and auditioned as a Get Lit Player, transforming her from mentee to mentor. 🎭

Written by on September 8, 2019

A New Chance for Teen Moms, KSEE24 YourCentralValley

A new program in Fresno says its giving teen parents “HOPE” by letting them bring their children to school. Learn4Life created HOPE, which stands for Helping Our Parenting-teens Excel. The program provides mentorship and support to high school students who are teen parents. Student teen parents take advantage of a classroom designed for study in […]

Written by on September 5, 2019