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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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Eric Clark-- From Cable 13 to MTV

Eric Clark-- From Cable 13 to MTV

“It's because of The Learning Web that I'm able to say that for someone under the age of 40, I've been working in the industry for 20 years.”  That industry is Broadcast Media and the comment came from a recent interview with Learning Web alumni, Eric Clark.  Clark’s career has led him all over the country, given him access to music and screen stars, and allowed him to create media content that millions of people enjoy.   Producing a piece (that spanned 24-hours )for ABC that welcomed in the new millennium with Peter Jennings at Times Square and producing content for[...]
 

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Summer Service Projects

Summer Service Projects

Yay! The community service volunteer program completed their summer projects. At the conclusion of each summer, the two groups collectively conceive a service project. Inspired[...]
Goodbye, Lisa Dundon!

Goodbye, Lisa Dundon!

The Board of Directors of The Learning Web, with regrets, said good bye to member, Lisa Dundon, last week.  Lisa had served on the Board[...]

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Our middle school spring community service program was off to a sweet start yesterday! Group members were asked to build a structure as high as they could using only marshmallows, dry pasta and their imaginations. Team Fall/Winter Birthdays edged out the competition, building a structure that stood 29 inches, while Team Spring/Summer Birthdays clocked in at 27 ¼ inches. The teams were given 15 minutes to complete this task, and were only able to use one hand for a portion of the time. Now that’s teamwork! The students also worked on their own personal crest of arms that illustrated elements of their personality— what they want to be when they grow up, what their super power would be or what their favorite joke to share is.
Here was the crowd pleaser/groaner joke of the day: What’s brown and sticky? A stick.
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Learning from a master! Apprentice Tony Speicher was interested in learning the craft of ironwork. Since October, Tony has been apprenticing with Durand Van Doren, who is an accomplished artist, blacksmith, and designer who has pursued the creation of fine handmade ironwork for the past 25 years. Tony is pictured here showing off some hooks that he made. We look forward to seeing more of Tony’s creations and give a big shout out to Durand for being a long-term committed mentor to our area’s young people! Visit Durand’s website to view some of his creations, www.lightlink.com/durand/
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Join a dynamic team in our federally recognized Youth Outreach Program serving homeless & transient adolescents & young adults. We are looking for a youth worker who has experience with diversity and who is skilled in offering support and resources to young people who are living independently without adult support. Please share this post widely and check out the full job description on our webiste: www.learning-web.org/publications/
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“I like working with my hands.” You might assume that the person making this comment was a craftsperson or someone who worked in the building trades. You would be incorrect. Dr Jamie Loehr of Cayuga Family Medicine, made this comment during an exploration visit that 2 Learning Web youth made to his office last week. Dr. Loehr said that he chose family practice medicine because he likes the breadth of his daily work—from suturing, to removing moles, to delivering babies, he is able to help a wide variety of people dealing with a wide range of health issues. The young men were visiting with Dr Loehr to learn more about the field of medicine. One youth is interested in emergency medicine and the other is interested in bio-chemistry. Dr. Loehr offered tips on how to figure out which of the many possible medical career fields the students would be most suited to based on their interests and strengths. Thanks goes to Dr. Loehr for taking the time to help Learning Web young people get a real-life look at practicing medicine! To learn more about our exploration visits, check out our website at www.learning-web.org/cceap/
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