Author: Learn4Life

The Learning Report – June 2022

The transition to high school from junior high was challenging for Serina. The schoolwork became more demanding, and her teachers weren’t giving her what she needed. “Starting high school changed my perspective. Everything got harder and nobody tried to understand where I needed the help. The teachers just wanted to get through the class,” said […]

Written by on June 23, 2022

A Little Understanding Goes a Long Way with Student Success

The transition to high school from junior high was challenging for Serina. The schoolwork became more demanding, and her teachers weren’t giving her what she needed. “Starting high school changed my perspective. Everything got harder and nobody tried to understand where I needed the help. The teachers just wanted to get through the class,” said […]

Written by on June 14, 2022

Good Jobs for Teens are Plentiful This Summer – Here’s How Learn4Life Students are Prepared to Land Them

Math, science, history, language are all essential classes in high school, but it’s just as important that teens learn basic workplace skills to help them land and keep a job. Learn4Life, a network of public high schools that offers personalized learning and one-on-one instruction, does just that. While earning their diplomas, all Learn4Life students complete […]

Written by on June 5, 2022

The Learning Report – May 2022

Have you ever eaten green chicken? Taken cold showers with other people and been locked in a cell 16 hours a day? That was just part of the horror for Ali N., 15 years old and serving time in juvenile hall. He had been running with the wrong crowd and got arrested and sentenced to […]

Written by on May 18, 2022

Maddy Learned It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Maddy R. had a tough childhood, being in foster care, living with various relatives and the ensuing trauma and anxiety that left her feeling lost. “Striving for academic success was the only thing that kept me alive for many years and Learn4Life sort of became my way out,” she explained. “I got the one-on-one time […]

Written by on May 17, 2022

Haa, waxaan ku hadalnaa Soomaali (Yes, We Speak Somali)

When you think of bilingual teachers, most people think of Spanish-speakers, but in our 80+ California schools 59% of our students are English learners, speaking 52+ different languages… Mayan languages Garifuna and Xinca, Chaldean, Filipino, Armenian, Kurdish, Hmong, Lao, Punjabi, Somali, Lahu, Khmer, Urdu and more. While we have teachers, tutors and counselors speaking dozens […]

Written by on May 17, 2022

Learn4Life Saved Ali’s Life…and His Future Looks Bright

Have you ever eaten green chicken? Taken cold showers with other people and been locked in a cell 16 hours a day? That was just part of the horror for Ali N., 15 years old and serving time in juvenile hall. He had been running with the wrong crowd and got arrested and sentenced to […]

Written by on May 17, 2022

Learn4Life: One Key to Solving the Dropout Crisis is by Saving the Ninth Graders

Ninth grade is hard. Being 14 or 15 years old and experiencing multiple emotional and hormonal changes is challenging. Now after two years of remote instruction, many students entering high school as freshmen must navigate a new, larger school, while finding the schoolwork more difficult, with core classes and standardized tests. Even previous straight-A students […]

Written by on April 22, 2022

The Learning Report – April 2022

It was a chance meeting that brought Hayley Rico to Learn4Life. She was 17 years old, taking care of herself and her little brother because their parents who suffered from addiction were unable to properly provide for them. She had been kicked out of school for not attending regularly and was turned away from other […]

Written by on April 22, 2022