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In the early 1980’s, Academy for the Love of Learning Founder and President Aaron Stern met 20th-century musical giant Leonard Bernstein. Together, they co-conceived the Academy through their shared ideologies of experiential, transformational education. Although Lenny (as Aaron knew him) passed before he could see the official founding of the Academy, we honor his legacy as we celebrate our 20th anniversary as an organization in conjunction with Lenny’s 100th birthday.

We began our celebrations on April 29th with “Don’t We Never Learn?” Part I: Trouble in Tahiti, a question that persisted for Bernstein during the last decade of his life, meaning – how can we become the human beings that we aspire to? This question continues to run through the heart of Academy programs. We continue to “take the lid off learning” and bring ourselves into the expansiveness needed for transformation.

Thanks to wonderful community and individual support, we have raised $75,000 in our anniversary year to continue our work and bring it to broader communities, increasing impact. We ask that you help us to reach a goal of $100,000 by August 25th, in honor of Lenny’s centennial to culminate at his birthday celebration, and in tribute to the transformative learning that leads us, by nature, to kind-hearted, peaceful, vibrant communities.