Youth and Elders Learning Laboratory of ancestral wisdom education


YELLAWE is an innovative program for teens.  We seek to create a learning environment that empowers our students to become leaders in their communities and teachers among their peers.  Instead of focusing on test results, we emphasize a holistic learning process that involves the entire person.  YELLAWE students should not only learn in ways that can allow them to get a better job down the line, but to rediscover their place in the Universe, and in doing so, transform the world. 



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A detailed account of the YELLAWE philosophy can be found in The A.W.E. Project by Matthew Fox, essential reading for anyone interested in starting or working in a YELLAWE program. To buy a copy, click here