Archive for the ‘Alternative Education’ Category

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First Quarter Project Presentations – YWL at Smokey House

At the end of the first quarter, we shared our progress with parents and teachers.  After a delicious lunch (prepared by students, of course), each student gave a talk, with PowerPoint, about his project work during the first quarter.  Here […]


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VIDEO: What it Means to Get Your Diploma

Janette Johnson shares what it was like to receive her high school diploma. If you would like information about earning YOUR High School Diploma, get in touch by filling out the form below, or calling 802-447-0111 in Bennington, or 802-362-0222 […]


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YouthWork&Learn – Off and Running

The first week of school at YouthWork&Learn – we started this school year at full speed! On the first day (Wednesday), after all the welcomes and introductions, and a cook-out for lunch, we harvested vegetables and herbs from our garden and […]


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The Old Sugar House Project

It was standing, neglected and unused, full of old farm equipment and rodent nests.   But we felt the Old Sugar House was also full of potential to be a classroom in the woods and a home base for field […]


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Building Survival Shelters

Reports on  Jan. 8 shelter building at YouthWork&Learn at Smokey House: Robin Chesnut-Tangerman (instructor):  With the onset of real winter weather we are spending time learning about winter survival and wilderness first aid. We had talked about emergency shelters recently, and […]