Learning for Life provides programs that are designed to support schools and other youth-serving organizations in their efforts toward preparing youth to successfully handle the complexities of today’s society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation and self-worth. Learning for Life also helps youth develop social and life skills, assists in character development and helps them formulate positive personal values.
It is the mission of the Learning for Life to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their life potential.
In order to achieve this mission, Learning for Life was designed and written to focus attention on life skills that enable participants to:
Build self-worth and self-confidence
Build self-reliance and self-discipline
Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility
Show how they can do their best
Learn the value of helping others
Develop the capacity to get along with others
Learn to have respect for themselves and others
Develop a sense of personal achievement by learning new skills
Gain and enhance self-image through group activities that develop personal responsibility
Develop a sense of fair play and team spirit
Develop pride in both physical and mental growth
Become fully participating citizens in their communities
Elementary Program - Starting out Right: Learning for Life’s kindergarten through sixth-grade curriculum consists of 60 lesson plans designed to reinforce social, ethical and academic skills.
Middle School Programs - Discovering Careers: The middle school program begins Learning for Life’s school to career emphasis. Providing community role models to motivate and interact with youth to succeed.
Senior High School Program - Real World Skills: The senior high school program continues Learning for Life’s school to career emphasis with workshops that teach the practical skills necessary for youth to acquire a job and stay employed.
Special Needs Program: The special needs curriculum teaches youth with disabilities the life skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
Exploring – Putting It All Together: Learning for Life brings school-based learning and work-based learning together in a worksite education program called Exploring. Designed for young men and women ages 14-20, Exploring allows young people to get hands-on experience in a career field of their choice working with professionals in that field, thus gaining experiences to help them grow.
Learning for Life
San Gabriel Valley Council
3450 E. Sierra Madre Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
Melissa Bueno - Sr. LFL/Exploring Executive
Tel (626) 351-8815 ext. 402
Fax (626) 351-5049
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