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Young people—adolescents and young adults—are The Learning Web’s reason for being. Assisting them on their journey to adulthood is our mission. Our program foundation is the community-based, mentor-apprentice/ hands-on learning experience — a model that connects young people with adults, sparks a passion, helps youth learn life skills and envision a rich future; all helping youth evolve into engaged citizens who value themselves and their community. Learn more about our programs
 
 

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Fran Cannon

Fran Cannon

A summer learning about living and dying. Fran Cannon, age 13, was following her Mom’s suggestion that she step out of her comfort zone when Fran embarked on a Learning Web apprenticeship last July.   Learning to cultivate dahlias or fight pests feasting on squash was only part of her apprenticeship in the Hospicare Gardens with gifted gardener and mentor, Lisa Miller. Fran, in the early stage of her life, joined a community of adults: those in the midst of their lives like Lisa and other Hospicare staff, and also those at the end of their lives— the residents. “This garden,”[...]
 

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BOCES Adult Education Graduation Ceremony

BOCES Adult Education Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations 2015 graduates! On Friday, May 29th, Rick Alvord, our Supported Employment, Job Coach attended the BOCES Adult Education graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievement of[...]
Goodbye Ilana!

Goodbye Ilana!

We would like to say goodbye to Ilana Polak, who recently left The Learning Web to continue her education and pursue a Master of Social[...]

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Volunteering and playing at the library. On Monday, our Volunteer Community Service Program visited the @Tompkins County Public Library. @Yvette Rubio led the participants in a scavenger hunt to learn about youth services at the library. Then we cleaned books in the children's section with vinegar and water. Thanks for having us. You reminded us how fun it is to go to the library.
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Last week, our Volunteer Community Service Program spent the morning out on the water with Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. We helped collect samples and searched for hydrilla, an invasive species. It was so beautiful and we learned so much.
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Have some children's books and young adult books that your children are not reading anymore? Drop them off in one of The Learning Web's book drive boxes.

The second group in this summer's Volunteer Community Service Program is holding a book drive to donate books to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Currently, they have placed boxes at St. Catherine of Siena,the information desk Bartels Hall on Cornell's campus, and IC3 childcare center. Soon they will place one on the steps of The Learning Web (515 W Seneca St). They will be collecting the books until August 4th. Keep checking back for updated locations for book drop off sites.
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Need your car washed and want to support a good cause? Want some delicious treats while you wait? Come to Community Corners (903 Hanshaw Rd) on August 3rd from 10am-12pm to support Ithaca's SPCA and The Learning Web's Volunteer Community Service Program. The cost is a donation of animal food or supplies or $5.

At the end of each summer, the Volunteer Community Service Program completes a service project that is conceived and executed by the participants. This year, one group will be hosting a car wash and bake sale to benefit the SPCA in Ithaca. Check out one the fliers they made for more information and www.learning-web.org/volunteer-community-service/ for more information about the Volunteer Community Service Program.
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At the Youth Farm Project, the Volunteer Community Service Program pounded stakes for tomato plants, weeded a carrot bed and planted peppers. Everyone worked really hard! Thanks for having us, Youth Farm Project! It was a great morning.
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