The Three Harbors Council Learning for Life team partners with 35 local groups who provide character-based education more than 10,000 students that they might not get anywhere else. They also partner with 29 local businesses to provide actual career experience to 606 teenagers in the Exploring program. Together, the ensure that local students will have a chance to build positive character traits while setting goals and exploring various career opportunities. Younger students learn about eating a proper diet, respecting others, how to deal with bullies and why service in their community is important.
Exploring is a program for teenagers that focuses on leadership skills, how to be responsible adults and good citizens. Students also receive career training, resume-building advice and job interview skills. Each team-building activity and project the students complete is designed to focus on nine Learning for Life Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Trust, Courage, Perseverance, Caring and Fairness, Citizenship, Life Skills and Self-Discipline. Learning For Life has joined with United Way of Greater Milwaukee to accomplish a singular goal: investing in Education, Income and Health to improve the quality of life in local communities.
• 71% of clients served by Learning for Life reside in the nine ZIP codes within the lowest levels of income inside of the city of Milwaukee.
• 98% of youth ages 9-11 believe that it matters to do well in school.
• 94% of teenagers in Learning for Life improved their understanding of the importance of staying in school.