It is the mission of Learning for Life to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make moral choices and achieve their full potential.
Learning for Life strives to be the foremost co-educational youth program for character and career development.
Learning for Life
Learning for Life was developed to meet the critical needs of our nation's schools and communities.
Youth today have more needs than ever before. We live in a changing world that has seen the disintegration of many families, rampant drug abuse, extreme violence, and moral decay. Young people these days are thrown into a hothouse of competition and social change that tests their decision-making skills.
Learning for Life is designed to support schools and other youth-serving organizations in their efforts toward preparing youth to successfully handle the complexities of today's society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-worth. Learning for Life also helps youth develop social and life skills, assists in character development, and helps them formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential. Learning for Life enhances teacher capacity and increases youth learning!
Nationwide, school demand for character education programs has greatly influenced the dramatic growth of Learning for Life. Learning for Life has become a program for education with more than 20,000 schools and organizations nationwide serving more than 1.4 million youth.
Learning for Life makes academic learning fun and relevant to real-life situations. It helps youth reach beyond themselves by placing them in situations that help them to understand and act constructively. As a result, the values and skills learned by participating in Learning for Life not only make youth more confident and capable, but give them an invaluable understanding of how things work in the real world.
Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. The purpose of Exploring is to provide career experiences that prepare young people to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
Exploring is based on a unique relationship between youth and organizations in their communities. We match local organizations to an Explorer post by comparing their people and program resources to the interest of the young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.