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Members of new Teen Learning Alternative Complete First Year

June 21, 2016 Community, Schools No Comments

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COLLINSVILLE, CT — Members of True North, a program providing a learning alternative to high school, celebrated the successful completion of the 2015-16 program year at a gathering in the space on Thursday night, June 9. This year, members pursued projects ranging from building custom electric guitars to assembling scale house models while also participating in community service such as shopping for the Canton Food Bank.

True North, a nonprofit homeschool resource center, offers programming and community to Farmington Valley teens preparing to enter college, a trade or business without attending traditional school. Located in the Collins Axe Factory property, True North houses a program that allows teens to direct their own studies. Members hone skills in a variety of subjects like woodworking, photography, and fine art while also practicing life skills such as cooking, personal finance, and job interviewing.
True North’s second year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Interested parents can contact Darrell Cookman or Rob Siegel for more information about the nonprofit program or visit the program’s website, www.TrueNorthTeens.org.


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