WHO WE ARE

Dedicated professionals connected to a whole community of opportunities


Raritan Learning Cooperative 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.

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Our Staff

MaryBeth Healy

I have been working with teens for years, teaching piano and high school science and also providing mentoring through non-profit programs. I’ve always particularly enjoyed helping kids find their way to a career that they feel excited about. I get to do all these things at RLC!

In my free time I sing in a choir, make stuff out of things I find in nature, hike and read. I can also be found with my daughter wandering around our little river town.

You can reach me at marybeth@raritanlearningcooperative.org.

Scott Gallagher

I have been teaching reading and writing for 18 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.

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

RLC’s 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.