(March 4, 2020) PARENT/STUDENT UPDATE: Dear Parent/Guardian/Student, With the continuous news and updates about the Coronavirus, I’m sure you have questions about how it might affect your school. We are closely monitoring the situation and following recommended protocols. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Currently, we are: Following recommendations of […]
Month: February 2020
At-risk Teens Have a Second Chance at a Diploma and a Career Thanks to Learn4Life’s Culinary Arts Pathway
During Career Technical Education (CTE) Month, Learn4Life’s culinary arts pathway students are baking a cake to celebrate – literally. Learn4Life, a network of nonprofit schools that helps at-risk students earn a diploma and receive job skills, began incorporating CTE in its curriculum almost a decade ago to help students stay engaged in school and graduate […]
News, updates and perspectives on the future of education from Learn4Life.
A longstanding tradition at Learn4Life is when a student turns in his or her final assignment, their teacher loudly rings a bell to signify another new graduate. All the other students cheer and offer congratulations. Because Learn4Life students work at their own pace, graduations happen throughout the year. Learn4Life celebrated its 20,000th graduate […]
Being a teen mom was difficult for Shanelle, so she relied on help from her mother. After losing her mother in 2008, all odds were stacked against her. With the help from Learn4Life staff, including her Supervising Teacher, Mrs. Norte and tutors, Sally Yung & Theresa Schaefer, Changed Her Story. Since Shanelle graduated from Learn4Life […]
For restaurants, there’s Yelp. For real estate, there’s Zillow. For nonprofits, there’s GuideStar – the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Each year, millions of people use GuideStar information to make decisions about nonprofits and the work they do. Lifelong Learning is a nonprofit organization that provides educational and administrative services to the […]
A mentor is often a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. There are formalized mentorship programs where students get matched with an individual. Then there’s mentoring that occurs naturally by caring adults who develop a trusted relationship with a teen, offering a listening ear and valuable guidance to students […]
Remember the guidance counselor in high school who would advise on which classes to take and how to apply to college? Due to an acute need to address the emotional needs of students, that role has evolved to become “school counselor,” to address the whole student, and their social and emotional needs, along with academic […]
Once again, Valerie Strauss has reprinted an anti-charter blog post under The Washington Post banner without doing any actual “reporting,” which should involve research, fact-checking and an opportunity for the subjects to respond. The attack on Learn4Life is riddled with inaccuracies and non-factual reporting, and our students should not be the target of a personal […]
Agriculture and Culinary Arts Career Tech Ed (CTE) students recently took a field trip to the Huy Fong Food Factory in Irwindale where they were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the entire bottling and distribution process of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce while also learning a lot about the history of the company.