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01 Nov 2018

Learn4Life Helps Homeless Youth Stay In School

LOS ANGELES (November 1, 2018) – As many as one in 10 young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25—or 3.5 million young people—experience homelessness. National Homeless Youth Awareness Month highlights this growing issue and applauds efforts being made to provide housing, education and services to…


11 Oct 2018

National Bullying Prevention Month Shines a Spotlight on All Victims

Schools and parents are acutely aware of the short and long-term effects bullying has on the kids being harassed – such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance abuse, and aggression. However, there isn’t as much research or awareness that focuses on the bullies and those who witness bullying and…


24 Sep 2018

Learn4Life is Contributing to Workforce Development

Learn4Life believes job skills training should begin in high school. All Learn4Life students are enrolled in a robust career readiness program, where they explore pathways to their next phase of education, learn basic computing, and master soft skills like interviewing and resume preparation.     LOS ANGELES – September 24,…


15 Aug 2018

Trauma-Informed Schools are Helping At-Risk Students Thrive

LANCASTER, Calif. (August 15, 2018) – Marcus, 16, was being abused by his stepfather and regularly saw the man hurt his mother. Amanda, 15, was five months pregnant and hiding it from her family. The single mother of Jason, 17, had a drug problem and often couldn’t afford to buy…


30 Jul 2018

What Are the Consequences of Dropping Out of High School?

LANCASTER, Calif. – July 30, 2018 – Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States – that’s 7,000 for each school day. While dropouts compose only 20 percent of the overall population, they make up 80 percent of state prison populations and…


12 Jun 2018

At-Risk Students Volunteer To Help Others In Need

Students in need at Learn4Life make time to help others through volunteering. Learn4Life students have spent hundreds of hours volunteering and have supported many local organizations.   Learn4Life’s community school model turns dropouts into high school grads who are six times more likely to volunteer LANCASTER, Calif. (June 12, 2018)…


08 May 2018

Beyond the Diploma – At-Risk Students Flourish in CTE

LANCASTER, Calif. – May 8, 2018 – Learn4Life, a dropout recovery program that offers a free high school diploma, is celebrating National Charter Schools Week by spotlighting some of its job skills training programs and students. Learn4Life offers a variety of career technical education (CTE) pathways to give students real-world experience…


25 Jan 2018

Learn4Life Celebrates National Mentoring Month with HOPE, a New Program to Mentor Teenage Parents

The HOPE Mentorship program focuses on teaching students life skills, child development, health, food and nutrition, and financial planning – all while they’re working toward a high school diploma. Through local partnerships, Learn4Life is able to connect HOPE students with community resources like free diapers, clothing, formula, child care and…


22 Aug 2017

5 Ways to re-engage High School dropouts

For Christine Wilkins, now 16, freshman year of high school was an ordeal. The same students who bullied her in middle school were at her new high school. Just approaching the school entry filled her with angst. One day, instead of going in, she turned around and went home. “The…


18 Aug 2017

Creating choices every student can use

Public schools offer a world of choices, from 8–4 on school days. But what about students who have to choose work or family over going to school? Say “school choice” to a random group of people and you’ll probably get a loud and contradictory outpouring of emotion. An honest look…