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Jonathan Made the Decision to Change His Story

In His Own Words “What makes a person become better than they once were? Is it the need to achieve something they are unable to obtain, or is it the need to escape a life they no longer want to live? The need for change might be different, depending on the person. But my need […]

Written by on May 24, 2023

Teacher Feature – Jose Mendoza

  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month, here is a snapshot of just one of our fabulous teachers who goes above and beyond to help students. When you tell a student that you understand the challenges they’re experiencing, like being behind in credits, trying to learn English and needing to work, they […]

Written by on May 24, 2023

These Students are Developing a Nose for (Fake) News

If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? While most adults know that’s not the case, do children? Turns out, most kids don’t, despite having grown up with technology.[1] Over the last decade there has been a drastic increase in the amount of time young people spend with media, so it’s important for […]

Written by on May 10, 2023

Nevaeh Beat the Odds and Earned a Scholarship to UCLA

Nevaeh D. always got good grades and had goals of higher education, so it’s no surprise she is headed to a leading college this fall with a full scholarship. But this path to a degree and a fulfilling career could have easily been derailed 2 1/2 years ago when, as a high school sophomore, she […]

Written by on April 26, 2023

Bullying Made Her Give Up on School…Until She Found Learn4Life

Aspen A. was a good student and enjoyed school – until she got to junior high and was a target of physical and mental bullying. She dreaded going to school and started skipping class. Knowing it would only get worse in high school, her parents had her transfer to Learn4Life where she found a safe […]

Written by on April 26, 2023

Art Programs Can Help Keep Students Engaged in High School

High schools everywhere are searching for all the students who didn’t return after the pandemic. And for those who have come back, keeping them engaged and on a path to graduation is paramount. We offer robust art programs to get kids excited about school. For some, it opens their eyes to a possible career in […]

Written by on March 22, 2023

Photography Class Put Araya on a Career Path in Architecture

When Araya S. found out she needed to earn a fine arts credit for graduation, she thought, “Oh no. What am I going to do? I don’t know anything about art.” Fortunately, most of our schools have robust arts programs with classes in everything from painting and pottery to computer design and glass blowing. Her […]

Written by on March 22, 2023

Should Business Management Classes Start in High School?

While occasionally working for his father’s landscaping business, high school student Hector D. realized that protection against sharp tools, thorny shrubs, biting insects and brutal heat could be improved with better gear. He had the idea for a technical vest that would protect workers that he is calling Arbolero – combining the Spanish word for […]

Written by on February 16, 2023

Amira Went from Dreading School to Loving It!

When we looked for students to join our new community outreach Street Team, Amira G. was at the top of the list. As a paid Street Team member, Amira learned professional skills like speaking, event planning and representing our schools throughout the community. After graduation, she wants to go to college to be a psychologist […]

Written by on February 16, 2023