jane1Science is everywhere, in and out of the classroom. When students like Arvin and Franciella have a chance to leave the University Prep Value High School campus and hear from experts, they get a deeper understanding of how the natural, mathematical and social sciences overlap. 

This month, high school students from University Prep Value and Central City Value were given the opportunity to see Jane, a documentary about the life and work of legendary scientist Jane Goodall.  Hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Value Schools' scholars joined over 250 high school students to learn about Dr. Goodall's life and work with chimpanzees and environmental activism.

Chimps are similar to humans... It makes us all think more about how we relate to each other, here at school and around the world."
-- Franciella, University Prep Value High School student

University Prep Value High School students attending JaneValue Schools' students know that expanding educational horizons help them see more clearly how the world works, and how they themselves can further their own education to give back.

"It was part of our psychology class," said Arvin. "We went to learn about her work and how her studies changed how we think about ourselves."

"The documentary showed how they are just like us," Franciella explained. "Chimps are similar to humans. They mourn, they love, they get mad, they have time to play, they use tools, they can be violent and they even have civil wars. It makes us all think more about how we relate to each other, here at school and around the world."

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