LIFE Programs LIFE Pillars Partnerships A messagefor parentsRead » Our Programs Our Programs and Activities conform to LIFE’s four Pillars leading to success: Dreams in ActionThe Dreams in Action workshop will provide LIFE students and parents with financial concepts including saving, budgeting, debt management, college preparation to help students and parents prepare for the future. This workshop is FREE and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to Register »myLIFEstory™A STEM aligned computer training program that exposes our students to the fundamentals of utilizing a PC and the Microsoft Word software, while challenging them to articulate their strengths and talents in writing.Youth Education ConferenceA free single-day seminar which features Financial Education, Entrepreneurship and College Preparation workshops for our students and educational and professional resources for our parents. Learn More » A Message to the Parents LIFE recognizes how critical parental involvement is in the overall learning experience of children. Therefore, we have made it mandatory for a Parent or Guardian to attend all LIFE events with their children. LIFE has designed all of our programs and activies to include beneficial information for parents/guardians. Our sessions for parents have included topics such as: effective strategies for interfacing with school administrators, preparing students for college, the pros and cons for choosing charter versus traditional public schools, financial investment strategies and Know Your Rights seminars. Pillars for Success Getting Ahead of the GameThe college and professional readiness component of the LIFE pillars. Students will be exposed to the critical elements associated with computer training, financial literacy, college preparation, and entrepreneurship training.When I Grow UpFocuses on honing the professional and personal development of our students through mentorship and role-modeling. We pair our students with local business professionals to expose them to the multitude of career options that are available to them. We also conduct workshops on professional etiquette, personal branding, and digital citizenship.Beyond Your BlockFocuses on providing our students with experiences that are outside of their daily norms. We take our students to visit businesses, colleges and historical landmarks in order to provide them with alternative sources of information and interactions.Culture, Sports and PlayOffers an environment for students, parents and LIFE Team members to interact in social settings. Through LIFE’s partnerships with local organizations, we have led outings to the Bank of the West Tennis Classic at Stanford University, Golden State Warriors basketball games and the Oakland Athletics baseball games. "I learned how to work as a team, to not only help one another but to accomplish it together." – YEC Student Participant Partnerships A Partnership with LIFE supports the preparation of a healthy, well educated workforce pipeline for the future. LIFE is dedicated to enhancing our students’ educational experiences and investing in our communities. A partnership with LIFE also assists organizations and corporations in achieving their: • Community benefit and volunteerism goals • Targeted organizational and brand awareness • Talent pipeline development • Diversity and Inclusion initiatives LIFE extends its sincere appreciation to the many volunteers, guest speakers and supporters for their investment of time and energy towards our shared mission. We are grateful for the generosity of the many individuals and corporations whose monetary donations allow us to successfully execute our programs.