spread the word
There are many families in the area that would significantly benefit from CLC’s approach to learning. If you know a young person who is looking for a positive alternative to school, please tell them about us and direct them to this website.
where your donation goes
Membership fees for families who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend our center. CLC is founded on a mission to help all local kids who want or need a different learning experience than is offered in conventional schools.
Resources and learning experiences that improve the opportunities for our members. Technical supplies, office supplies and supplies for classes such as art, cooking, makerspace and more, as well as trips and space improvements that allow us to provide the fullest learning experience we can for our members.
Equipment and Supplies Donation Wish list
Please consider donating or purchasing equipment, tools or supplies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Things we currently need include:
Flatscreen TVs and large screen monitors
Computers: Laptop and desktop PCs that can run remote video software
Tables and Chairs
Headphones/Microphones for computers
White board & dry erase markers, cork board
Art supplies: paper, paints, paint palettes, brushes, pencils, pens/markers, easel, clay, sketch pads, canvases, glue, etc.
Nonfiction & young adult fiction books in all genres
Physics lab supplies
Biology lab supplies
Chemistry lab supplies
First aid supplies
Cameras (DSLR), other photography equipment
Tablecloths, cloth and plastic
Volunteering your time at CLC is a fun and rewarding way to help young people in our community. Our center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
There are a number of ways to volunteer:
Leading a small class or activity
Offer a workshop or series of workshops (could be done outside center hours)
Provide an internship, volunteer, or work experience for our members
teaching at canton learning collaborative
Because CLC is not a school, but rather a resource center for teenagers who are learning outside of school, teaching there is different from teaching in a middle school or high school. Here are some of the key aspects:
Attendance at CLC classes is not mandatory.
Classes, activities, and tutoring are typically scheduled for 1 hour per week during our open hours. Workshop scheduling is more flexible.
Although classes are not mandatory, and members are not in any kind of trouble if they don’t attend classes, some classes may work best if participants regularly attend — classes with sequential material, for example — whereas others may be well suited to a drop-in format. It’s best to make clear at the start which kind of class yours will be. You can say that this particular class will work best if people make a commitment to attend regularly, and you can let the students know what kind of commitment would be expected. Then they can decide whether or not they want to make that commitment.
Though classes may offer forms of assessment like portfolios, narrative reports, quizzes, or projects, completion of such assignments is always voluntary.
Teen (and pre-teen) members in a class may span a wide range of ages and what would traditionally be called grade levels.
Demonstrated dedication to the mission and guiding philosophy of CLC
A willingness to share your time and skills, expertise and passion with young people
Skills or expertise in areas that are of interest to our members. Reach out if you have something to offer and we will see if there is interest at the present time and add you to our list of possible future volunteers.
Volunteers will provide the services they agree to provide to the best of their abilities and in a welcoming, respectful and inclusive manner.
Volunteers will inform center staff of any scheduling conflicts as soon as they arise.
All contact with our members will be conducted with previous knowledge by staff at the center and will be for the official purposes of CLC unless otherwise approved by a staff member and/or the member’s parents.
Volunteers will update a shared document briefly listing the work done and topics covered in class each week.
requirements and application
CLC policy states that all volunteers who work with members of CLC must submit to a criminal background check.
These can be given to the center or emailed to email@example.com.
If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer at CLC, please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.