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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Know someone who may be interested in our career exploration programs? Have them attend an information session!

These sessions are intended for people who are new to our programs and live in one of the following places: Town of Ithaca, Village of Lansing, Village of Cayuga Heights, or the Town of Caroline.

Anyone interested can email meghan@learning-web.org or fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLmLhm4rAijxgSOMnja1MldmUCmdIPl8iBK9mHvJwQBYLaeA/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Learning Web
The Learning Web
Join us for a virtual conversation with Jaimie Warburton, Assistant Professor at Ithaca College’s Department of Writing and Director of the Ithaca Young Writers Institute, on the topic of writing as a profession, on Thursday January 14th at 3:30. Email rebekah@learningweb.org to register.