12 for Life is a cooperative education program supported by Southwire Company helping students gain extra motivation to finish 12 years of school and enjoy better lives. By providing our students with classroom instruction, on-the-job training, key work/life skills, mentoring, and employment opportunities, we’re helping them stay in school, graduate, and go on to become successful, productive members of the workforce – ensuring those real-world skills translate into real-life success. It’s hope. It’s experience. And it’s working. Take the first step. Come see what we’re doing at 12 for Life. Learn more +
We are actively reversing the dropout trend in Georgia. We've graduated 635 students in our first five years, far exceeding our goal. Learn more +
12 For Life is not a Vocational/Technical program. We focus on students rather than specific skills to ensure individuals have the work and life skills they need to succeed.
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Schools and private businesses committed to education & community can build sustainable programs. Doing the right thing pays for itself.
Students can succeed at School and Work without the compromise. Our students stay in school, earn money, and learn the skills employers look for. Learn more +
Since the 1950's, Southwire has emphasized giving back to the community. 12 for Life is a natural extension of our outreach to improve our community.
12 for Life is a successful model for other businesses and schools. Find out how to improve graduation rates and impact long-term earning capacity for your entire community.