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Mission Statement

The San Francisco Bay Area Council, Learning for Life program is currently partnered with 8 schools in the City of Oakland and serves 600 students and their families in East Oakland. We provide academic, arts, social skill, health, nutrition and career development programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society while building their self-confidence, motivation, and supporting families to live healthy and vibrant lives. Through these partnerships, Learning for Life has worked to maintain a high level of program quality and community involvement. Because of the high quality programs we offer, Learning for Life has significantly increased its capacity to run programs over the last 6 years. During the 2004-2005 school year, Learning for Life programs were offered to only 74 students in one school. Over the past 6 years, Learning for Life has increased its program capacity in order to serve students at 8 elementary schools. Learning for Life has been operating since 1991 and serves and employs a diverse population.

Through these partnerships, Learning for Life has worked to maintain a high level of program quality and community involvement. Because of the high quality programs we offer, Learning for Life has significantly increased its capacity to run programs over the last 6 years. During the 2004-2005 school year, Learning for Life programs were offered to only 74 students in one school. Over the past 6 years, Learning for Life has increased its program capacity in order to serve students at 8 elementary schools. Learning for Life has been operating since 1991 and serves and employs a diverse population.

Description

After-School Programs: Mentors, Tutors and Instructors provide academic and enrichment classes to at-risk youth. All classes are designed to incorporate character education, healthy lifestyle choices and social skills.

Healthy Futures Program:This program gives students, families and communities skills, resources and inspiration to make good choices and develop healthy habits that will create a community of lifelong healthy residents. Students and families receive exposure to healthy living habits that are fun, enjoyable and practical.

Parent and Family Engagement Program: This program provides training and education for parents aimed at building family-school partnerships and creating families that are self reliant.

Engineering Program: Using a curriculum called Engineering is Elementary students are able to have fun and envision their own opportunities in becoming an engineer. This program is designed to expose students to concepts of science and engineering.

Reading Partners Literacy Program: Tutors are matched with students who struggle with reading by engaging students in skill building. The program seeks to increase the number of students that achieve grade level ability in Reading and Language Arts.

Enrichment Programs:Learning for Life enrichment instructors currently offer classes such as Latin Percussion, African Dance, Visual Arts, Video, Culinary, Sports and Fitness, Nutrition and Gardening, Capoeira, Steel Pan Drumming, Choir, and Creative Writing.

Academic Programs: Learning for Life tutors support the school day teachers by reinforcing academic standards being taught during the school day and providing homework assistance.

In-school Programs: These programs are designed to give individual students more focused reading intervention during the class day. School site Reading Specialists train and supervise tutors to provide academic support that aligns with classroom lessons.

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http://www.learningforlife-sf.org

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