February 2021
News, updates and perspectives on the
future of education from Learn4Life
Pets Lend a Paw in
Veterinary Science CTE Classes
Kids who love animals often dream of becoming a veterinarian someday. But like any career path, there is a lot of hard work that needs to happen – and for high schoolers, that can start with Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. So, we offer an array of CTE pathways that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers.
The Veterinary Science pathway is a tough, 30-week program but popular with our students. The first 10 weeks covers Animal Biology, where students learn about cells, bacteria, mitosis, meiosis and body systems. 
She Wrote a Story in English Class.
Now it’s a Book on Amazon!
Jamila Moore is now 21, but back when she was just 15, her English teacher inspired her to write a story, and to improve it with dialogue and write it as a chapter book. And it took a few years, but she now has a publisher and a fully illustrated fantasy novel, written for young adult audiences: Alina and Adamaris.

“We were studying Shakespeare and it was not at all interesting. I was frustrated because I didn’t understand that language. But my teacher taught us how to think about the storytelling involved, and I was soon inspired,” she explained. “Then I had a dream about the story I was writing and was able to correlate it to Romeo and Juliet – that’s how my book was born.”
Black History is American History
We’re honoring Black History Month with an array of activities, conversations and competitions to engage students, staff and the public.
Students got a glimpse of what it would be like to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) during a Virtual College Week. Eleven schools providing a glimpse into their school, college life and admission requirements, including Central State in Ohio, Florida A&M, Virginia State and Winston-Salem State in North Carolina. Learn4Life students benefit from increased access to HBCUs thanks to a one-of-a-kind partnership with 1890 Foundation.
An upcoming three-day virtual summit will explore The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity Feb. 23-25, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. PST with student presentations of art, mixed media, poetry and discussion that depict the experience and history of Black family culture. The summit is open to the public here.