The mission of Learning for Life is 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 full potential.
Learning for Life is an co-educational program designed to meet the needs of youth and schools. It helps youth meet the challenge of growing up by teaching character and good decision-making skills and then linking those skills to the real world.
Developed by professional educators and child-development experts, the Learning for Life curriculum has three basic components: school-based learning, connecting activities, and work-based learning. Combined, these components provide a structure through which youth learn the value of respect and responsibility while discovering a world of career opportunities.
The programs focus on character development and career education. Learning for Life programs help youth develop social and life skills, assist in character and career development, and help youth formulate positive personal values including self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.
Learning for Life aims to:
- Encourage a desire for life-long learning.
- Foster the acquisition and application of personal/social skills.
- Prepare tomorrow's workforce through exposure of career management skills.
- Develop engaged citizens.
The two local programs of Learning for Life include:
Reaching for Tomorrow - An in-school program of character education and basic life skills for special needs students.
Career Exploring - A program for men and women ages 14 – 20 to learn about careers in the workplace.