Specifically to teach character and to tie those lessons
to real-world applications.
- Teacher Lesson Plannner
A lesson planner is available for the programs in elementary and 7th and 8th grades.
- Teacher Online Training
- Short, on line training for school based programs.
For detailed information about Learning for Life programs, including sample lesson plans,
follow the links below:
- Seekers/Discoverers/Challengers Programs - Starting Out Right
- Learning for Life's kindergarten through sixth grade curriculum consists of 61 grade
specific, age appropriate lesson plans designed to reinforce social, ethical, and
academic skills in areas such as critical and creative thinking, character education
activities, interpersonal relationships, soft skills, practical living skills,
building self-worth, writing and other language arts, and participating citizenship.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 are Seekers, while those in second and third
grade are Discoverers and Challengers are in grade 5 and 6.
- The Builders Program - Discovering Careers
- The seventh and eighth grade "Builders" program continues Learning for Life's career
preparation emphasis. The program provides community role models to motivate and interact
with youth and share their personal paths to success, including the pitfalls and high points.
The program also includes 44 lesson plans per grade that help youth develop and assess the
personal skills and values needed to make future career choices and develop character.
Community role models are recruited to discuss career information that reinforces school
- Navigators Program - Real-World Skills
- The senior high school program continues Learning for Life's career and character
emphasis with lessons that teach the practical skills necessary for youth to acquire
a job stay employed and develop into productive citizens with good habits of character
and leadership. The lessons are supplemented by a series of career seminars presented.
These are conducted by community representatives who offer students in-depth understanding
and firsthand knowledge of the career fields they've chosen.
- The Champions Program - Achieving Self-Sufficiency
- The special-needs curriculum teaches youth with mental disabilities and challenges the
life skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency. To meet the various levels of
disabilities schools encounter, the program can be tailored to meet the needs of
individual students. A special needs component for high school aged youth is available
to assist with the Transition from school to the workplace.
- Sample Lesson Plans
- A convenient listing of all sample contents pages and lesson plans from the programs
- Exploring - Putting It All Together
- Learning for Life brings school-based learning and work-based learning together in
a worksite education program called Exploring. Exploring allows young people to get
hands-on experience in a career field of their choice working with professionals in
Find out how Learning for Life supports the School-to-Work effort
to achieve better workforce preparedness for students.
To find out how to get involved with Learning for Life's programs, visit the
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