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Learning for Life, San Leandro, California

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Address: 1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, California  94577  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 30
Number of People Being Served: 500
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Mission Statement


It is the mission of the San Francisco Bay Area Council Learning for Life to enable young people to become responsible, successful individuals by providing accessible programs that teach positive character traits, provide new learning experiences and develop academic abilities that will enable them to reach their full potential.

Description


The San Francisco Bay Area Council, Learning for Life offers 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 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 was developed as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Nationally, our program is partnered with more than 20,000 schools, serving more than 1.4 million youth annually. On a local level, Learning for Life has been serving young people in the Bay Area since 1991. Currently, our programs are partnered with 63 schools in San Francisco and Alameda counties and serve over 39,000 students. Our programs include: After-School Programs: Instructors tutor at-risk students in reading and math, one-on-one or in small groups. We also have an art program designed to teach character education. New programs will be developed to meet the needs of our partner schools. Reading Partners Volunteer Program: Volunteers are matched with students who struggle with reading and provide tutoring once a week during the school day. Exploring: A worksite-based program providing career education for young men and women ages 14 to 20. Speakers Bureau: Volunteers speak about their careers to students interested in a specific field. Career exploration helps students plan for the future.

The San Francisco Bay Area Council, Learning for Life offers 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 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 was developed as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Nationally, our program is partnered with more than 20,000 schools, serving more than 1.4 million youth annually. On a local level, Learning for Life has been serving young people in the Bay Area since 1991. Currently, our programs are partnered with 63 schools in San Francisco and Alameda counties and serve over 39,000 students. Our programs include: After-School Programs: Instructors tutor at-risk students in reading and math, one-on-one or in small groups. We also have an art program designed to teach character education. New programs will be developed to meet the needs of our partner schools. Reading Partners Volunteer Program: Volunteers are matched with students who struggle with reading and provide tutoring once a week during the school day. Exploring: A worksite-based program providing career education for young men and women ages 14 to 20. Speakers Bureau: Volunteers speak about their careers to students interested in a specific field. Career exploration helps students plan for the future.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the San Francisco Bay Area Council Learning for Life to enable young people to become responsible, successful individuals by providing accessible programs that teach positive character traits, provide new learning experiences and develop academic abilities that will enable them to reach their full potential.

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Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes