Month: October 2019

Eilliw Sphabmixay Bell Ringing – Linda Vista

On October 30, 2019 we hosted a surprised bell ringing for our newest graduate, Eilliw Sphabmixay. Many individuals throughout the region, and ACCESS San Diego staff shared in this student’s journey. Kudos to Mr. Mendoza for helping get him across the finish line!  

Written by on October 30, 2019

Lessons from Inspirational Women in STEM

“Without women, we’ll miss out on at least half of the perspective and talent in this world. Scientists, engineers and computer programmers are creating the systems that run our world.” By Penny Bauder, Founder of Green Kid Crafts, Environmental Scientist | Entrepreneur | Founder of Green Kid Crafts I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Caprice […]

Written by on October 28, 2019

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and San Diego Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos Tour Chula Vista Learning Center

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019,  Mayor Mary Salas and Port of San Diego Commissioner Rafael Castellanos toured our Chula Vista learning center and spoke directly with our students during our “Leave Your Mark” Voter Registration event! This event was organized to focus on the importance of Civic Engagement while also learning about the history of voting […]

Written by on October 23, 2019

Inland Empire Community Clean Up Day

Learn4Life Inland Empire students & staff recently cleaned up 2.8 TONS of debris & garbage in their local community! 🗑️ Special thanks to Advance Disposal & Recycling Center for donating a large roll-off dumpster and Harbor Freight Tools for donating/providing bottled water/gloves. 🚰 🧤 Students that participated were treated to a pizza party lunch and […]

Written by on October 22, 2019

Why Do So Many Teens Drop Out in October?

By the time October rolls around, some high school students find they are too far behind and have little hope of graduating on time with their classmates. Learn4Life is a network of nonprofit schools that helps at-risk teens earn a high school diploma and receive job skills training. The schools are hosting Back In School […]

Written by on October 22, 2019

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Meets with Students and Staff

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently met with Learn4Life students and staff to discuss the importance of school choice during the annual League of California Cities conference in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Villaraigosa was moved by the student stories shared with him and voiced his support for programs like Learn4Life.

Written by on October 16, 2019

Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda Visits “Back In School” Reengagement Day Event

City of Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda recently attended our Back In School Re-engagement Day event, in honor of National Dropout Prevention Month. There are nearly 600,000 dropouts in California. When dropouts and at-risk students are ready to reengage, high school should be ready to invite them in, and Learn4Life is dedicated to helping remove the obstacles […]

Written by on October 10, 2019

“Why we need to broaden the dialogue about options other than going to college” with Dr. Caprice Young and Penny Bauder

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Caprice Young. Dr. Young is responsible for leading the 20 Learn4Life schools, which includes more than 80 learning centers in California, Ohio, and Michigan. Raised in a host foster family, she has committed her life to supporting students whose needs exceed the scope of traditional public schools. Young […]

Written by on October 7, 2019