October 2021
News, updates and perspectives on the
future of education from Learn4Life
Resiliency Skills Helped Alexandria
Succeed Beyond High School
After Alexandria graduated in 2017, she enrolled in community college and initially found it difficult. “But I did not give up and it started getting easier and more enjoyable. At Learn4Life I discovered that I was capable of anything despite my challenges,” she said. “What really helped me was learning to take baby steps – setting small-term goals. Then once I achieve those goals, I kept setting more little goals.”
Strong Teacher-Student Relationships are
Key to Keeping Kids Engaged in School
This month’s Dropout Prevention Month is more crucial than ever after hundreds of thousands of students have opted not to return to the classroom. Many are being homeschooled or attending online classes, but there is still a large number who are simply not attending school at all. And those who have returned to the classroom may be struggling to adjust after a school year of dramatic disruptions and learning loss. Educators must work harder than ever to engage and reengage students.
Celebrating 20 Years of
Changing Students’ Stories!
In early 2001, two businessmen in Lancaster, Calif., were approached by a local schoolteacher who asked if they could find investors to create a charter school that would help at-risk kids and keep them from dropping out. As savvy business leaders, they understood the correlation between dropouts and crime, which was on the increase in Lancaster. So, despite not knowing much about charter schools, founders Dante Simi and Jeff Brown put together a group of investors and launched the first Learn4Life school.