Press: LightHouse Opens on September 8

By // August 29, 2015



Teens in Western Mass now have another educational option. LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens opens its doors on September 8 with an initial cohort of 30 students.

“We serve the most interesting teens in Hampden County,” says Co-Director Catherine Gobron. “Teens who have vision and goals for their futures, and are inspired to learn outside the box and spend their energies on projects they find engaging and meaningful.”

LightHouse is holding several open houses in September: Friday, September 4, 3:00-4:00, Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00, and more. See the whole list at

Gobron was Program Director for North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens in Hadley for more than a decade, and has now opened LightHouse, an independent affiliate program to North Star, with Co-Founder and Co-Director Josiah Litant, who left his position as Senior Associate Dean of Students at Hampshire College to launch LightHouse with Gobron.

“This last year has been a whirlwind, but it’s all come together,” says Litant. “Our brand-new facility in the STEAM building of Holyoke’s Innovation District is gorgeous, and we are especially excited about our Maker Space and Music Studio. It’s been very exciting to begin to get to know our new students. Our incoming teens and families understand that learning is something you DO, and they are excited to start now.“

LightHouse is open to teens aged 13-18, focusing on optional pathways of entrepreneurship, arts, tech, and college prep.

Learn more at


Catherine Gobron: [email protected], 413-386-8316


Josiah Litant: [email protected], 413-687-5320

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