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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

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

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

The Learning Report – March 2022

Always an eager student, Graciano was on track to graduate early – until the pandemic hit. Like so many students who were not proficient with technology, he struggled to keep up with remote classes. His former school couldn’t help him, and he fell further and further behind.

Written by on March 22, 2022

The Learning Report – February 2022

Roxeanna is smart and has always done well academically, but is shy, keeps to herself and struggles making friends. When she got to high school, her social skills caused her the most pain.

Written by on February 15, 2022

The Learning Report – October 2021

After Alexandria graduated in 2017, she enrolled in community college and initially found it difficult. “But I did not give up and it started getting easier and more enjoyable. At Learn4Life I discovered that I was capable of anything despite my challenges.”

Written by on October 15, 2021

The Learning Report – September 2021

Minnie M. excelled at Learn4Life and was involved in almost every activity offered at Innovation High, Lakeside. She loved SLAM Poetry, often volunteered at community events and was always willing to talk with other students about our school.

Written by on September 30, 2021

The Learning Report – August 2021

It’s an all too familiar story. Happy teen, honor student and liked school. But in her senior year, she got pregnant and was forced to drop out of high school.

Written by on August 24, 2021