Month: February 2020

About the Coronavirus

(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 […]

Written by on February 28, 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 […]

Written by on February 26, 2020

Learn4Life Rings the Bell for its 20,000th High School Graduate

   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 […]

Written by on February 19, 2020

Teen Mom Graduates High School and Earns her Degree from UCLA

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 […]

Written by on February 12, 2020

Platinum Seal of Transparency for Lifelong Learning

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 […]

Written by on February 12, 2020

What is a Mentor Anyway?

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 […]

Written by on February 12, 2020

2.4X More School Counselors at Learn4Life

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 […]

Written by on February 12, 2020

Response to The Washington Post – Answer Sheet (1/27/20)

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 […]

Written by on February 11, 2020

Career Technical Education Students Visit Sriacha Factory in Irwindale

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.

Written by on February 10, 2020