RVLC Mission

 

Ridge and Valley Learning Circles Mission

Ridge and Valley Learning Circles, Inc. is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization that promotes respect for the dynamics that shape our Earth and Universe through education, joyful exploration and community action.


We believe that every human culture has developed a “story” that guides its peoples’ hopes, dreams, possibilities and problem-solving strategies. Many cultures have adopted stories that are, in one way or another, not conducive to long-term planetary success.  


Ridge and Valley Learning Circles partners with groups and individuals to create a new, constructive and sustainable story. We seek opportunities to promote a hopeful vision for humans as responsible and creative stewards of the Earth and all its inhabitants.


Ridge and Valley Charter School                                                            

Ridge and Valley Charter School is a tuition-free public elementary school located in Blairstown, New Jersey. The school is based on an integrated program, Earth literacy, which includes learning about the natural world and how we as humans can live in a more sustainable manner within the entire community of life. The children experience small classes with hands-on, experiential outdoor education, child-centered learning that extends outside the classroom to our Warren County community, our bioregion and beyond.

Community

Ridge and Valley Learning Circles also works to extend our ecologically-based education mission to our Warren County community, our bioregion and beyond. Outdoor experiences, community action, and creative arts propel and motivate this vision. Find out more about our poetry anthology project for the youth of our Ridge and Valley NJ region.

Areas of Focus