Celebrate Spring at the SpringShine Festival

By May 5, 2016Local

Whole Life Learning Center (WLLC), an innovative school in South Austin committed to holistic education, will hold its second annual SpringShine festival on May 7. Attendees can enjoy bouncy castles, crafts, food, music, fun family activities and a silent auction. Proceeds from this year’s fair will help build a new classroom and improve the playground with more space and equipment.

Instead of testing, WLLC supports young learners by getting in touch with their inspirations and discovering their own unique genius. SpringShine is about building community and supporting WLLC’s mission—“To empower ourselves and each other to grow, mind, body, heart and spirit, while cultivating our gifts and sharing them with the world.”

Michael Carberry founded WLLC’s progressive, child-centered model in 2011. “We started out on a family’s property with a one-room studio, 18 kids and three mentors. Now as we are wrapping up our fifth year, there are 70 Whole Life Learners with an amazing team of mentors and specialty teachers. We’re on two acres with chickens, goats, gardens, a food forest and lots of space to learn and play.”

As Whole Life heads into its sixth year, they are adding a preschool, a high school and a new K-5 campus in a more central location on Manchaca Road, just north of Ben White Boulevard, that will allow WLLC to serve more Austin families, including those that have been on the waiting list.

Location: 10801 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin. For more information, visit WholeLifeLearningCenter.com.