One of the significant challenges for Liberated Learners in realizing its vision of making the North Star model of learning an option in every community is finding qualified people to create and staff the programs.  To this end, Liberated Learners offers a year-long apprenticeship program to support people to learn the skills and ideas necessary to create and/or work successfully in self-directed learning programs.

Program Highlights:

  • Room and board may be provided by the host program.
  • The host program may provide a small monthly cash stipend.
  • Apprentices have the opportunity to visit and study other programs throughout the year.
  • A two month and four month formal review will take place with each party retaining the right to end the apprenticeship at that time with no further obligation from either side.
  • Each apprentice works closely with the staff of an established center in all aspects of running the program, including planning in the summer and closing out the year. The main program responsibilities include: teaching classes, one-on-one tutoring, mentoring members, working to build and maintain an engaged community of members and staff, running family meetings, organizing field trips, participating in staff meetings, and working with prospective young people and their families.

Prospective applicants

To be considered as a candidate for apprenticeship, an applicant must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A U.S. citizen or have legal status to work in the United States

Successful applicants do not have to be high school or college graduates; no particular educational qualifications are required.


Applications are accepted at any point during the year. Please submit all completed application materials to

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