Learning for Life

Learning for Life features grade-appropriate, theme-oriented lesson plans for boys and girls from kindergarten through high school.  A character development program, providing schools and community partners the appropriate resources to enhance children’s self-esteem, motivation and self-confidence, Learning for Life can be incorporated into any teacher’s curriculum.

Learning for Life Programs

Elementary Program Learning for Life’s kindergarten through 6th grade curriculum consists of over 60 lesson plans designed to reinforce social, ethical and academic skills.

Middle School Program Learning for Life’s middle school program begins a school to career emphasis.  It provides community role models to motivate and interact with youth to succeed.

High School Program The high school program continues Learning for Life’s school to career emphasis with workshops that teach the practical skills necessary for youth to acquire a job and stay employed.

Learning for Life’s Mission

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.


The Career Exploring program is Learning for Life’s program that enables students 14-20 to gain hands-on, real world experiences in career fields of their choice.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities.  Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community.  The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow and develop.

Explorer’s Belong to a Post

Every Explorer is a member of an Exploring Post.  Each post is a large group of boys and girls, specializing in a specific career program area.  Exploring Posts in Santa Clara County include:

  • Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Exploring combines some classroom training with ride-alongs in police vehicles, pistol shooting, community policing, and more.
  • Fire You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer or full-time Fire Fighter through firefighting training and ride-alongs during actual fire calls.
  • Engineering You will have an opportunity to network with professionals who work in these careers including engineers, researchers, computer engineers and many others.
  • Medical You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to take vital signs, evaluate an X-ray for broken bones, properly put on surgical masks, gloves and gowns, and much more in the medical field.

More Information

For more information on Learning for Life and Exploring, contact Hanna Woodman at 408.638.8322 or mailto: hanna.woodman@scouting.org.

Learning for Life