Dedicated professionals connected to a whole community of opportunities

Bucks Learning Cooperative helps teenagers live and learn without school. Our staff supports teens as they create personalized educations based on their interests, strengths, and goals.

We offer mentoring and guidance and a safe and comfortable place to work and socialize. In addition, we offer a range of opportunities for learning and growth, including classes that run throughout the day, one-on-one tutorials, and excursions into the wider world. We help our teens find internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities, and we help them with college admissions and other transitional steps as they move on to their adult lives.

A Learning Community

Bucks Learning Cooperative is a safe and welcoming community of teens and adults.

On any given day, you will find teens, staff and volunteers participating in classes or activities, playing games, talking, laughing, going for walks, or sitting quietly and reading or working on projects.

By having more personal autonomy – while working within the community – teens can practice leadership, communication and collaboration skills in ways that mimic what they will need later in life.

A group of Bucks teens sitting in a circle on the floor

Our Staff

Paul Scutt

Paul, the founding staff member at Bucks Learning Cooperative in 2014 and previously Princeton Learning Cooperative in 2010, has over 25 years experience teaching in Europe, Africa and the United States. He is an avid outdoorsman and is interested in rock climbing, boating, woodworking and beekeeping. Paul holds an undergraduate degree in education with a major in mathematics from Lancaster College and graduate level degrees in software engineering from Birkbeck College – London and library science from Aberdeen College.

You can reach Paul at paul@buckslearningcooperative.org

Eileen Smyth

Eileen has been teaching for nineteen years, beginning her education career in East Asia and continuing in the US. She is dual-certified in New Jersey to teach both Visual Arts and Social Studies. She was a painting major at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied social sciences at the State University of New York. She has Taught a range of specialized subjects including college-level photography, color theory and anatomy for artists, as well as high-school level psychology and African-American studies.

You can be in touch with Eileen at eileen@buckslearningcooperative.org

BLC’s staff members are Paul and Eileen but it takes many, many more dedicated people to make BLC work. Learn about the rest of the team.