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

respect tableRaritan 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.

Our Staff

MaryBeth Healy

I enjoy the administrative and staff work I have been doing with The Learning Cooperatives for the past year and a half. And I am REALLY looking forward to spending my days with an awesome group of kids at RLC!

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 marybeth@raritanlearningcooperative.org.

Scott Gallagher

I have been teaching reading and writing for 17 years and I like all kinds of storytelling in all forms, either in writing, film, or my favorite, radio.

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.

I love all kinds of music, from Abba to Zappa! I grew up surfing and I try to get to the ocean as much as possible.

You can be in touch with me at scott@raritanlearningcooperative.org.

RLC’s core staff members are MaryBeth and Scott but it takes many, many more dedicated people to make RLC work. Learn about the rest of the team.