Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning

Location: 7 Main Street (entrance on Riverside Drive), Canton, NY, 13617 (one mile from campus).

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is either considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle; however, a student MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training in order to utilize this transportation.The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles and should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted. Should carpooling be necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission: According to their website "Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning is a community resource learning center that provides each member a unique educational program, based on their personal interests and passions, through classes, Pathways, one-on-one tutorials, as well as materials, tools, and resources for independent projects and research. DRC also serves as a bridge to the community by assisting young people to find internships, apprenticeships, and volunteer opportunities.  DRC offers a safe social and educational environment that encourages and supports youth to be their best selves."  Advice: always be mindful of the mission and philosophy of Deep Root Center: Ideal student qualities: self-directed, free form, engage with students, and take initiative (must not be shy).


  • Mentoring Teens (sharing interests, college admissions stories, etc.)
  • Assist with independent, hands-on projects (arts, crafts, cooking, etc.)
  • Other: reading together, playing games, doing puzzles, writing stories, and putting on plays.
  • Occasional Tech support

Agency Requirements: