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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2020 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

2020 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

  Resilience Through a Pandemic and Beyond Read Newsletter In the past year we faced obstacles no one was planning to face. Making plans was cancelled, adaptability became mandatory, we lived in a new distanced, virtual world seemingly overnight. We faced uncertainty. Yet, The Learning Web has gratefully witnessed the resilience around and within us. Our youth have faced the obstacles of homelessness, the need for support and have pushed forward; staying focused and engaged. Our partners, volunteers, and donors have continued to give time, knowledge, and resources in the support of our youth. Our staff have adapted the programs we offer to safely[...]

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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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ATTENTION PARENTS!! Please join us to chat about parenting. This will be an interactive session where you’ll meet other parents and we will chat all things parenting- everything from pregnancy to elementary school and everything in between.
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Do you ever feel tightness in your shoulders, fogginess in your mind, and heaviness in your heart? Discovering mindful practices to counter life’s pressures is an act of resilience and can help us release these tensions.

Join Erica, founder of Open Flow Yoga Adventure, for this yoga-inspired series. These sessions will offer simple techniques to assist you in finding your balance, tuning into your strength, and stilling your mind.

This is an introductory series, which means NO prior yoga experience is necessary for you to practice with us! No full-series commitment is required.

We understand that virtual sessions - especially those involving movement - can be intimidating to join, so if it makes you more comfy, please feel free to leave your camera off.

All Tompkins County teens are welcome in this supportive space to playfully and compassionately connect with their mind, body, and spirit. To register for one or more of the remaining sessions go to http://bit.ly/2LEadnL