Category: Newsletter

The Learning Report – February 2023

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 17, 2023

The Learning Report – January 2023

Like any parent, Aniyah’s mom just wants the best for her daughter, and education is a priority in their family. “Aniyah has always been a good student and she especially loves art,” noted her mom, Christina. “She uses art to better understand her coursework – something she couldn’t do consistently in a traditional school. Along […]

Written by on February 16, 2023

The Learning Report – November / December 2022

Lonnie S. likes coming to his high school and socializing, but that wasn’t always the case. At his previous school, he was bullied and struggled both socially and academically. That all changed when he transferred to Learn4Life. “This school is more welcoming and the teachers are so understanding,” he explained. “It’s such a positive environment. […]

Written by on December 12, 2022

The Learning Report – October 2022

Rafael E. remembers his digital media class when the teacher had them fly drones to get compelling aerial shots. Fast forward three and a half years and Rafael is flying reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army.

Written by on October 25, 2022

The Learning Report – September 2022

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 23, 2022

The Learning Report – August 2022

Inflation isn’t just changing our behavior at the gas pump and grocery store. More teens are working now than before the 2008 financial crisis. Some of them are taking advantage of all the higher-paying entry-level jobs, but others are just trying to help their families make ends meet.

Written by on August 24, 2022

The Learning Report – July 2022

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.

Written by on August 17, 2022

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