Santa Monica will become a model Lifelong Learning Community -- a community committed to strengthening educational planning for all ages and stages of life with learning opportunities that enhance the personal, social, and professional goals of all residents.
The ability to be a lifelong learner is instrumental in enabling an individual to adapt and succeed in our rapidly changing society.
No single education institution can effectively meet the learning needs of all our residents.
Access to learning greatly enhances the quality of life for all residents and is a legitimate and appropriate concern of city government.
The major institutions in our city -- the public and private schools and colleges, the healthcare establishment, and the city itself as well as the business community, faith community, non-profit organizations, education and childcare professionals, and community members -- should collaborate to design and implement a comprehensive approach to lifelong learning in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica can become a model Lifelong Learning Community.