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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2021 Giving is Gorges

2021 Giving is Gorges

  Giving is Gorges - Support Tompkins County Youth Donate Now The Learning Web is proud to participate in GiveGab’s Giving is Gorges campaign this year. Like most nonprofits, the Learning Web’s funding has been impacted by the pandemic. Now more than ever we’re relying on the generosity of our individual donors. We’re grateful to GiveGab for providing Tompkins County nonprofits with the opportunity to participate in a localized giving day. With a strong 49-year history, the Learning Web has supported thousands of youths with life skills, job skills, and affordable housing. Investing in our youth is an investment in our community's future. We[...]

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ILS5 Findings

ILS5 Findings

The 2019 Independent Living Survey (ILS5) is an innovative participatory research model that engages formerly homeless Learning Web Youth Outreach Program participants as research assistants[...]
Animal Biologist in the Works

Animal Biologist in the Works

17 year old Meika Johnson, pictured left, with Patch, the ball python, is literally wrapped up in her apprenticeship at the Free Science Workshop[...]

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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 is at Beebe Lake Cliffs; Cornell University.
Beebe Lake Cliffs; Cornell University
One of the best parts of our Youth Exploration Program (YEP) is the chance to tour local gems like the Cornell watershed trails. Thank you Brian from @nyswriyow for educating our participant on water research during this beautiful walking tour!
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The Learning Web is at Buffalo Street Books.
Buffalo Street Books
Thank you Oliver at @buffalostreetbooks for the career exploration tour with one of our Youth Exploration (YEP) participants. We love opportunities to partner with local businesses and this will allow this apprentice to gain experience with a small independent bookstore!