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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2019 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

2019 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

Building Capacity through Authentic & Equitable Relationships Read Newsletter Transformation begins with knowledge and awareness. The Learning Web team applies this principle to our vision to create opportunities outside of school where young people can learn by doing with the support of caring adult mentors. According to social justice and nonprofit experts, authentic partnerships require clear shared goals, transparency, and an appreciation of the diverse contributions each partner makes as well as the supports needed to participate as equals in leadership, power, resources, risk, and recognition. We know that youth participants are better served when our network of community collaborators share in[...]

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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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