Learning Web Programs

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Adolescents and young adults participating in The Learning Web can learn about professions in different areas of interest!

The Learning Web’s vision is for all adolescents to make the transition to adulthood successfully. We believe that, to make this transition, they need to finish high school, develop a productive career path leading to gainful employment and self-sufficiency, and contribute in a healthy and positive way to better our community. Our programs are designed to help them achieve these objectives.

Youth Exploration Program This program is for middle school and high school age Tompkins County youth who are living with a parent or guardian.  Tailored to each young person’s interests, Youth Exploration Program services include career exploration tours, apprenticeships, and community service.  Learn more about the Youth Exploration Program!

Youth Outreach This program is for high School age and young adults ages 16- 24 who need help with finding housing and jobs, completing their education, parenting, keeping a home, managing finances, and virtually all of the components of independent living. Learn more about Youth Outreach!

Supported Employment This program is a service for participants in our Youth Outreach Program, young adults 16-24 who do not have stable housing and wish to improve their education and employment skills.  Participants receive help finding and keeping jobs that offer opportunities for advancement.  Local employers partnering with us include Cayuga Medical Center, Therm Inc., Beechtree Care Center, and more Learn more about Supported Employment!

Life Skills  Life Skills services are available only to young people directly referred by the Tompkins County Department of Social Services.  Referred youth are ages 14-21 who are living in family foster-care homes.  Program activities develop the skills and lifestyle behaviors needed to support a healthy and productive life—from housekeeping to career development, community service and healthy leisure time pursuits to decision making and problem solving.  Learn more about Life Skills!