Learning for Life
Learning for Life is a program for both girls and boys. It 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 development and career education. Learning for Life programs help youth develop social and life skills, assist in character and career development and help youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.
Learning for Life programs are delivered in two methods:
- School based programs that utilize curriculum for grade K-12 as well as a component for special needs.
- Work site based program (Exploring) that give high school aged youth hands on career experiences.
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 capable, 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.
High Adventure Trips:
Many Learning for Life and Exploring groups, especially those at the high school level, travel to camps around the country to learn about themselves as well as about academics in a fun, outdoor setting.Snorkeling in the Florida Keys or skiing in New Mexico provideds a nice change of pace from the doldrums of academic life.
Philmont Mountain, New Mexico
There are many companies that help these groups plan such trips. One group, Blue Sky Adventures, is sponsored by the national Boy Scouts of America council. Blue Sky Adventures helps Learning for Life and Exploring groups plan trips to places like Philmont and the Florida Keys. For more information on their trips, check out their website.
For more information on Learning for Life or Exploring, contact the Council Service Center at (540) 265-0656.