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Once Her Own Antagonist, Karina is Now Happy, Outgoing and Has a Bright Future

Karina B. struggled with some mental health issues that made going to a public school difficult. She was anxious around large groups and suffered from depression which exhausted her both emotionally and physically. “Learn4Life helped me finally face myself. Did I really want to spend my whole life going in circles? Or did I want […]

Written by on September 20, 2022

Teens Earn While They Learn with WIOA Programs

When students are given the opportunity to learn something they can apply in real life, they are more engaged in school and perform better academically – and why we integrate Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) partnerships into our learning model.  Students prepare for jobs by developing professional skills, land paid internships and earn high school […]

Written by on September 20, 2022

Sophia is Prepared for College – Both Academically and Emotionally

Traditional high school was a challenge for Sophia G. because a chronic illness and need for surgery had her missing so many classes that she was falling behind. With a flexible schedule at Learn4Life, she could go at her own pace, and her teachers even made sure she got her assignments when she was home […]

Written by on September 20, 2022

She Promised Her Mom She Would Graduate – And She Did!

    Yvonne R. was proud and excited to walk across the stage to accept her high school diploma, but it was with some sadness, wishing her mother could be there with her. Yvonne lost her mom when she was just 14, and then bounced around living with various relatives while helping take care of […]

Written by on August 23, 2022

Joel Found a Way to Expresses Himself…Through Poetry

Despite a rough childhood with bouts of homelessness, bullying, and struggles at his church and previous high schools, Joel B. found a second home at Learn4Life. “When I came to this school, everyone respected me,” he explained. “One teacher was always there for me, like a second mom. Others cared enough to find out about […]

Written by on August 23, 2022

A Media Fellowship Helped Karen Jumpstart a Future in Writing

Karen G. graduated from Learn4Life in 2018 but wasn’t ready to start college. She was always a good student and liked writing but, like many high school graduates, she wasn’t sure what type of career she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Then an email landed in her inbox that would set […]

Written by on August 17, 2022

A Media Fellowship Helped Karen Jumpstart a Future in Writing

Karen G. graduated from Learn4Life in 2018 but wasn’t ready to start college. She was always a good student and liked writing but, like many high school graduates, she wasn’t sure what type of career she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Then an email landed in her inbox that would set […]

Written by on July 25, 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

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