The Academy for Lifetime Learning (A.L.L.) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is a membership organization open to adults.
Members come from a variety of backgrounds but all share a common interest in continued learning experiences. Many take an active role in preparing and delivering the courses presented each semester; anyone with special knowledge or interest is encouraged to share that passion with other members in a classroom setting.
Joining A.L.L. is as easy as mailing in the membership fee ($25 each semester). That fee entitles each member to enroll in as many classes as he or she desires. Semesters are held in the fall (starting in September) and late winter (beginning in February). Many classes are held on Fridays at the Community College in Melfa, but others are scheduled throughout the community at various times and locations, as it suits the individual instructor.
An annual meeting is held each June to afford members an opportunity to meet and get to know each other better. Our scholarship winners are presented at this meeting as well.
Academy for Lifetime Learning operates on a non-profit basis, with membership dues going to pay the limited expenses of the organization and the remaining dollars given each spring to Eastern Shore high school graduates continuing their education.