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 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

2021 Newsletter & Annual Appeal

  Breaking Barriers Through Perseverance Read Newsletter How did you develop perseverance? Did someone take the time to listen, understand, and problem solve with you, enabling growth and learning through mistakes? At the Learning Web, we foster perseverance so that youth can overcome the setbacks that life will surely throw at them on the way to achieving their goals. The Learning Web staff help overcome challenges and inspire youth to pursue their goals. We develop the strengths that each individual possesses and create learning experiences tailored to their unique needs and ambitions. This year the Youth Exploration Program assisted school age youth with the[...]

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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
The Learning Web
The Learning Web
Join Learning Web and @advocacytc staff for a 2 session parenting group May 19th and 26th from 1:30-3:30 at the Amici House. Participants who come to both sessions will receive a certificate of completion of parenting education. Children are welcome and we’ll have a free lunch!
The Learning Web
The Learning Web
Join us for parenting classes! Our Supporting Strong Families service, in collaboration with the @advocacytc will be providing two classes using the Ps it works curriculum. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Childcare will be available on site. Please see your case manager if you’re interested in attending.