Life Learning in the Works at the Middle School

  • Life-Learning in the Works at Sayville Middle School


    Thanks to a Learning for Life and Citibank (Bayport Branch) collaboration, Sayville School District has received generous funding to implement “Learning for Life,” an exciting educational-support program, in the Middle School curriculum. This character- and career-development program that links decision-making and life skills to the real world has been proven successful in preparing students nationwide for the complexities of contemporary society.


    Through “Learning for Life,” Sayville Middle School Students will gain self-confidence, motivation, and self-worth as they learn to make ethical decisions. The program is designed to enhance the class curriculum with interactive workshops.


    Among some of its benefits, “Learning for Life”:

    -         Improves classroom behavior

    -         Helps students show more respect for others (including their peers)

    -         Helps students better understand honesty

    -         Improves students’ decision making skills


    “Working together with both local businesses and community associations is vital in order for schools districts to prepare students for life in the 21st century workplace,” said Dr. Geraldine Sullivan Keck, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. “Sayville Schools is grateful to both Citibank and Learning for Life, and we look forward to continued partnership with them for the benefit of our students.”


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    PHOTO (l-r) With Citibank Community Relations Specialist Henrietta Gardner and Learning for Life’s Kim Taylor looking on, Sayville Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Geraldine Sullivan Keck received a check from Citibank Financial Center Manager Christian Calamia to fund the Learning for Life program at Sayville Middle School.  Photo courtesy of Linda A. Mittiga.