What is Project 365?
Why Whole-Person Learning? Why LEARN Inc?
Learning opportunities built around social, emotional, physiological, and academic needs and interests are crucial for students as they aim to build thriving lifescapes at home, at school, and in the community. A holistic, project-based structure that implements cross-curricular content exploration provides students with learning opportunities that support students’ ability to:
cultivate healthy relationships
to self-advocate based on needs and interests
to navigate diverse social environments
to think critically about academic and non-academic pursuits
to offer compassion to oneself and others
to integrate sustainable wellness practices.
By interacting with a whole-person model, students learn how to learn, giving them the skills to be self-directed lifelong learners. This is what LEARN Inc. provides – a compassionate whole-person approach steeped in community-immersion, ecological literacy, and non-violent communication. Students interact in multi-age environments, and they are active participants in the development of their educational pursuits. The LEARN Inc. model has been serving families in Missoula for over three years, and the need for this type of educational approach within our community continues to grow. LEARN Inc. currently serves families full-time and has recently been granted status as a non-profit 501c(3) organization that facilitates learning opportunities based on the individualized needs and interests of each student and family. Many of the students we provide an educational platform for have been unable to be served in traditional models, and with this opportunity, they have the support they need to cultivate thriving learning experiences. LEARN Inc. does not receive any state or federal education funding because we do not mandate students’ learning to be primarily focused on standard academics. This means that before the grants we are working on start rolling in, we need community support.
How Can I Contribute?
Contributions can be made in the form of a one-time, tax-deductible donation of $365, equivalent to $1 a day for the 2017/2018 school year. Donate online to our Paypal or send a check to LEARN Inc.’s admissions office at 210 N Higgins Suite #212, Missoula, MT 59802.
What Does My Contribution Support?
Your contribution will support whole-person learning opportunities for youth with neurodiverse experiences everyday for the 2017-2018 school year, beginning June 2017. LEARN Inc. operates year round with learning opportunities taking place during every season. Your contribution will go directly towards materials, resources, and activities that contribute to student learning.
How Does This Make My Life More Wonderful?
In addition to feeling a sense of hope and satisfaction knowing that you made a difference in the life of a child and supported the wellbeing of our greater Missoula community – you will also receive recognition (if desired) and updates on LEARN inc pursuits.
Contributors will be listed on our website as 2017/2018 financial supporters, along with a link to their organization/website. You will also receive seasonal updates regarding student pursuits, activities, and happenings at LEARN inc. As we function as a year-round opportunity, expect to hear from us in the summer as well!
What Can Happen in a Day at LEARN Inc?
As our students are active participants in the unfolding of their learning, the possibilities of what can happen during a day at LEARN inc. are extensive.