Earn & Learn

Earn & Learn Program

Earn & Learn is a program used by the Adirondack Folk School to enable people to earn partial tuition towards a class in exchange for volunteer work hours. Our goal is to build our community of learners by offering another payment option while gathering some much needed help for improvements and maintenance at the school, as well as help during special events when extra hands are required.

Working 35 hours at the Adirondack Folk School will earn you a $45 scholarship towards any class that the Adirondack Folk School offers when there is room in the class (please note that participants are responsible for paying all materials fees). Each person may earn up to but not more than two scholarships worth of tuition per calendar year. You may work your days/hours consecutively or spread your time out over a longer period.

Due to space limitations, our schedule, and specific project needs, it is important to know that we may have to turn people away from a particular class. You must Earn before you can Learn and the earned class time should be used within six months. Adults of all ages and skills are welcome to inquire about dates and work opportunities. Projects may include painting, cleaning, construction projects, gardening, and yard maintenance, hospitality at special events, or office duties such as stuffing envelopes, updating mailing lists, or helping in the school gift shop.

If you are interested in participating in the Earn & Learn Program, please call the school or email us at [email protected]