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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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Welcoming Our New Executive Director!

Welcoming Our New Executive Director!

Dale Schumacher has served as the Learning Web’s executive director for over a dozen years, building the program’s reach and supporting thousands of Ithaca’s youth. Dale has officially retired and handed the reigns over to Neoma Mullens. Mullens holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from Cornell University and has worked at Cornell for over fifteen years in various positions, most recently as the interim director of student services in the Hotel School within the SC Johnson College of Business. "I am thrilled to join the Learning Web, which has an extensive history of positive youth development in our community,” said Mullens.[...]

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Meet Our Board of Directors!!

Meet Our Board of Directors!!

Though the snacks served at our Board meetings are legendary, it is more than snacks that attract talented local folks to serve on our agency’s[...]
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[...]

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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 Web shared Joint Youth Commission’s post.1 week ago

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The Learning Web2 weeks ago

Expanding possibilities = young people reaching their potential. The Search Institute has a great post, https://www.search-institute.org/expand-possibilities/ , outlining how to make this happen for youth. “Looking at new possibilities involves trying new things, going new places, and meeting new people. Expanding possibilities involves three actions in the developmental relationships framework:
• Broaden horizons—Expose me to new ideas, experiences, and places.
• Inspire—Inspire me to see possibilities for my future.
• Connect—Introduce me to people who can help me grow.
Learning Web activities meet all of these requirements. Check us out at www.learning-web.org !
And thanks to the ACT for Youth team for getting this info out in their latest Update http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103617399396&ca=ce6eb6ce-0865-48e3-ac4a-0d66653c0d6a