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The Learning Web

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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Larry Farbman Retires from The Learning Web

Larry Farbman Retires from The Learning Web

Larry Farbman and Youth Outreach of The Learning Web have been connected for 26 years. Larry Farbman came to Youth Outreach with a background in special education and human services, having come to Ithaca in a Teacher Collective, spending more than 20 years working with special populations of youth and adults.  In addition, Larry has experience working in an urban setting; Brooklyn, N.Y., and in Tompkins County, where he has resided for several decades. Since 1991 when Larry joined The Learning Web as a case manager in our newly created program for homeless and transient youth, Youth Outreach and Larry Farbman have[...]

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Meet Our Board of Directors!

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Thanks to Our Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors!!!

Investing in our County's youth is an investment that benefits us all.  We could not accomplish our goals without the help of many supporters.  We[...]

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The Learning Web

The Learning Web has been working with Tompkins County youth since 1972, helping them make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. Assisting over 12,000 youth—3,500 of these homeless youth—our programs enable a diverse group of young people to participate in a range of services that include apprenticeships, employment and life skills training, as well as in a supervised housing program for homeless youth. Through these programs, our participants have developed valuable skills that support them as they find their place in today’s complex world.
The Learning Web is a United Way agency
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The Learning Web1 week ago

Nothing like a high speed game of Zip Zap Zop to jump start the middle school #communityservice program! This week we did icebreakers, team-building activities and had some reflection time about privilege. Now we’re all ready to get out and volunteer in the #Ithaca community!

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The Learning Web1 month ago

Recruiting for the Spring Volunteer Community Service program has begun! We can’t wait to get out and #serve in the #ithaca community! #youthinaction #communityservice