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Learning for Life offers character and career education programs that 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.

Mission Statement It is the mission of Learning to Life to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.

The In School Character Education program offers K-12th grade curriculum. This consists of age specific and grade appropriate lessons designed to enhance the core curriculum requirements while providing character education. The program was developed by top educational leaders in America. This curriculum is taught by partnering agencies, volunteers or by classroom teachers.

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Learning for life 2 The Outdoor Science Experience is an added value component offered locally to schools who participate in our character education programs. It gives inner city second grade boys and girls the opportunity to have a hands-on day of science in the wooded Will J. Reid Park. Teachers have said, “The Outdoor Science Experience gives the students more hands on science in one day than they experience all year.” This program encourages students to not only explore science but to learn to respect and to conserve our environment.


The Champions Program serves special-needs students in our community. It teaches youth with disabilities the life skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency and transition from the school environment to the workplace.

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The Learning for Life Leadership Academy is aimed at developing and fostering the leadership skills of 4th – 8th grade youth in Long Beach. Developed by the Long Beach area professional staff, The curriculum was specifically designed to suit the educational and social needs of the Long Beach School community.

The lessons allow youth to learn new leadership skills and put them into action within a group setting. Each Leadership Academy concludes with a graduation celebration planned and carried out by the Leadership Academy graduates working together as a team.
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The Learning for Life Exploring Program brings school-based learning and work-based learning together in a worksite education program for young adults ages 14-21. Exploring allows young people to get hands-on experience in a career field of their choice working with professionals in that field.

LBPD Explorers

Brian Morrissey (562) 427-0911 x243
Sherry Martinez (562) 427-0911 x244