Apprenticeship Program

You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts
sent to be delivered to a hungry world.
And as much as the world needs your cargo,
you need to give it away.
Everything depends on this.

Greg Kimura, "Cargo"

All Day School learners practice building regenerative culture by learning skills to be of service.

We believe that “practice,” one of the four components of vitality-centered education, is an essential facet of a regenerative culture builder’s education. We cannot expect teens to be able to help create a better world if they have no practice doing so. The apprenticeship program offers opportunities for students to be exposed to different ways of being of service as well as to learn and grow skills to be more effective. This might look like helping regenerate a deforested patch of land, assisting a journalist to conduct research, or learning to bake at a local bakery and then teaching others to bake.

Interested in hosting a Springhouse apprentice? Learn more below.
Beyond meeting the needs of the learners, our apprenticeship program is also designed to meet the needs of the Apprenticeship Facilitators because we believe that passing on skills and wisdom to the next generation feeds us. Like the poem “Cargo” illuminates, we all have gifts to offer, and they can spoil if we do not have an opportunity to offer them.

Facilitator Support: Springhouse staff work closely with all apprenticeship supervisors to support the process. Our goal is to make this a meaningful experience for all! Interested in hosting a Springhouse apprentice? Please contact Carolyn to learn more about the program.