The Learning for Life Corporation offers seven programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. The seven programs focus on character education and career education. Learning for Life programs help youth develop social and life skills, assist in character development and help youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential. There are two program methods. We have six school-based programs and one worksite-based program.
Adults involved in Learning for Life are selected by the organization in which they work (i.e., schools, local businesses, community organizations, etc.). Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation in Learning for Life.
At a time when drugs and gangs are ravaging many of our schools and communities, Learning for Life programs can be a catalyst to help stop this trend. The program uses age-appropriate, grade-specific lesson plans to give youth skills and information that will help them cope with the complexities of today’s society.
Learning for Life makes academic learning fun and relevant to real-life situations in age-appropriate and grade-specific material. As a result, the positive character traits and skills learned by participation in Learning for Life not only make students more confident and capabl but also give them an invaluable understanding of how things work in the real world. School and community demands for character education and career education programs have greatly influenced the dramatic growth of Learning for Life. Learning for Life has been adopted by more than 17,000 schools and organizations nationwide, serving over 1.5 million youth.
Learning for Life Newsletter
Check out the latest Learning for Life newsletter. Read about Dr. Maude Ferguson, Upward Bound Director (sitting), who has served as a LFL volunteer for over 10 years. She recently retired. Her outstanding service exemplifies the true meaning of a volunteer. Her staff mentioned words such as compassionate, caring, leadership, and education. These are all character traits in our LFL Program. She truly will be missed by her staff, students, as well as LFL.
FBI Agent, Patricia Villafranca, spent the entire day teaching students at Roberson Middle School about careers FBI. Careers range from agents, information technology, accounting, finance, and engineering. Agent Villafranca discussed the education, intense training, as well as background information. Over 500 students throughout the day attended this presentation.
Color Fun Run
On behalf of Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life, Special Needs Program, we would like to thank all of our supporters as well as our participants for supporting our 2nd annual Color Run on Saturday, May 2, 2015. We had over 200 runners, walkers, skippers and hoppers, and approximately 10 vendor tables. Thank you to Kas Kramer, Fall Creek’s Recreation Director, for hosting this event. A special thanks to Deputy Terry Garza and the Harris County Sheriff Office Law Enforcement Explorer Posts 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, and 46. We appreciate all of our sponsors: Smoothing King, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, Kingwood Pressure Washing and Foof Clean, PostNet, Arium, Kroger, First Choice Emergency Room, Walgreens, Walmart, Mathnasium, GNC, Cadence Bank, Run Safe with Mikey, Brite Success, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Aldi, Summerwood Smiles Dentistry and the United Way. Read more