The Learning Council is an educational hub for the North Fork Valley, connecting learners and educators to meet specific needs and empower personal growth. The outcomes of our programs encourage learners to give back to the community through service. Responding to the needs of our community we offer a variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and skill levels, continually broadening our course selection.
The Learning Council is thankful for the generous donation of $500 from the Western Colorado Community Foundation/West Elk Fund in support of our community gift offerings.
We are also thrilled to have received $1,500 from the West Elk Community Fund in support of our Arts for All collaboration with the Blue Sage and the Mountain Harvest Creative.
Arts for All brings world music into the Public Schools and provides classes in the arts, after school and in the summer time, on the gift model.
Receiving the check are Pat Frazier and Aaron Watson.
The Learning Council strives to provide educational opportunities to people of all ages and abilities with a focus on community-building and cultivating classical arts, agriculture and practical arts.
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(Activities We Do)
Our cooking class utilizes local organic foods, to turn students on to the vitality, nutrition and flavor of our local bounty, while supporting local farms. The class prepares a community meal ($10 suggested donation or 1 hour of work in the kitchen).
We offer weekly meals attracting more community members each time, as well as, people from neighboring communities. We serve a minimum of 50 people each week lunch. This class teaches practical skills, service, and has a mentoring system where students will share their knowledge with each other while working together on a dish.