WHO WE ARE
Dedicated professionals connected to a whole community of opportunities
Raritan Learning Cooperative will be a center like Princeton and Bucks Learning Cooperatives that helps teenagers live and learn without school. Our staff supports teens as they create personalized educations based on their interests, strengths, and goals.
We offer mentoring and guidance and a safe and comfortable place to work and socialize. In addition, we offer a range of opportunities for learning and growth, including classes that run throughout the day, one-on-one tutorials, and excursions into the wider world. We help our teens find internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities, and we help them with college admissions and other transitional steps as they move on to their adult lives.
A Learning Community
Raritan Learning Cooperative is a safe and welcoming community of teens and adults.
On any given day, you will find teens, staff and volunteers participating in classes or activities, playing games, talking, laughing, going for walks, or sitting quietly and reading or working on projects.
By having more personal autonomy – while working within the community – teens can practice leadership, communication and collaboration skills in real ways that reflect what they will need later in life.
I enjoy the administrative and outreach work I have been doing for the past year and a half to get our new center started. And I am REALLY looking forward to spending my days with an awesome group of kids at RLC now that our doors are opening!
For fun I listen to music, play the piano, hike and act silly with my daughter.
The creative expressions I am currently into are singing in the parent choir at my daughter’s school and dabbling in Mendi, the traditional art of painting with henna.
You can reach me at email@example.com.
As an apprentice at RLC, I strive to make our teens as excited about learning as I became once I left school. I specialize in mass media and music, and overall I encourage members to find the resources and hone the skills they need to fully realize their ideas, artwork and other projects.
Outside of RLC, I’m a dad, writer and drummer … but not always in that order. I perform, teach and record music regularly in the Philadelphia area. I’ve written award-winning personality profiles and am dipping my toe into fiction writing. My own teenage children are curious, cultured and converse comfortably with adults. Perhaps most importantly, they also do their own laundry.
At RLC, my main role is to talk to a lot of people – potential members, volunteers, donors. I also teach a little bit and handle some of the administrative tasks.
I have two children and enjoy running, playing guitar, reading and being a part of the education revolution 🙂
Along with Paul Scutt, I co-founded Princeton Learning Cooperative in 2010 after teaching in public and private schools for 11 years, but now spend some time each week at all three of our centers.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been teaching reading and writing for 17 years and I like storytelling in all forms, either in writing, film, or my favorite, radio. I love all kinds of music, and dabble in guitar and piano. I grew up surfing and try to get to the ocean as much as possible.
I have one daughter and in the summer we can be found tending our blueberry bushes and vegetable garden, or foraging in the forest for wild plants.
At RLC my main role is with outreach efforts, organizing and hosting open houses and community events.
You can be in touch with me at email@example.com.