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
We are grateful for the gifts we have received for our annual Friends of the Web fundraiser. The generosity of our community is truly amazing. Visit our website to read about the perseverance of our programs’ youths and make your donation today.
The Learning Web
The Learning Web
The Learning Web is at Dewitt Middle School.
Dewitt Middle School
Our Fall Volunteer Community Service Program (VCSP) came to a grand finale finish this week with our Dewitt youths collecting over 100lbs of donations for their “Drive to Thrive” supply drive. This drive supports Mutual Aid Tompkins, a local organization chosen by the VCSP participants for their focus on community solidarity #vcsp