What is a Lifelong Learning Institute?
Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) are community-based learning organizations, typically affiliated with a college or university, offering classes, lectures and other activities primarily for retired people. While some LLIs also have paid staff, nearly all are strongly volunteer-driven, providing fantastic opportunities for socializing as well as for learning. Following the lead of the very first LLI founded at the New School in New York in the early 1960s, most adhere to a peer teaching/facilitation model where LLI members lead classes based on academic or professional expertise, or personal passion. Not convinced yet? LLIs are an incredible bargain, charging only nominal fees for semester-long memberships or individual classes.
How do I find an LLI near me?
Road Scholar, the educational travel not-for-profit organization, has a searchable database of more than 400 LLIs across the United States.
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