Learning for Life
Learning for Life (LFL), a corporate affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America since its creation in 1991, is administered by the local Great Salt Lake Council as a community outreach program. LFL is designed to provide relevant solutions for pre-K through twelfth grade students that positively impact academic performance, social and emotional maturity, and character development. LFL serves approximately 5,000 youth yearly in the Salt Lake Valley with trained mentors and the support of approximately 500 volunteers yearly.
The mission of the Learning for Life program is:
“To develop and deliver engaging, research based academic, character, leadership and career focused programs aligned to state and national standards that guide and enable all students to achieve their full potential.”
LFL currently offers the following programs to schools, youth, and their families:
In-School Programs- 30 minute in-class Life Skills lessons and reinforcement activities
Teen Leadership – Financial Literacy, Leadership Opportunities, and Service Learning
After School Programs – Woodrow Wilson Elementary and the Hser Ner Moo Center
Community Learning Center Support – Curriculum and Day Camp Experiences
Home Schooling Support - Life Skills Curriculum and Day Camp Experiences
Family Center Programs - Life Skills Lessons and Activities
Juvenile Diversion and Youth Addiction and Rehabilitation Programs – Consequential and Recidivism Curriculum and Service Learning Experiences
STEM and STEAM Lesson Integration throughout all programming
Our youth continue to face the most difficult social and moral challenges ever, in school and outside of school. This includes increasing drug and under age alcohol use and gang activity; internet risks ranging from cyber-bullying to pornography; and increasing teenage pregnancy and suicide rates.
If we expect our children to become responsible, productive citizens, parents, employees, and leaders of the future we cannot leave character development to “chance.” We must take a proactive approach and take time to mentor, in a direct way, the character traits and values that safeguard the foundation of our society.