Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

[Our Facilitator] Susan believed that . . . our ideas mattered, no matter how big or small . . .

, OC Alum


OC Alum

Kyle returned to OC in 2015 to share his insights from college with the Shaping Your Life teens. Kyle is shown here with Callie who is modeling an outfit designed by Kyle!

The one thing that reminds me of Susan [Shilcock, Co-Founder and Facilitator] is that it didn't matter how young we were or how we grew up, our ideas mattered.  Susan was always open to listening and giving realistic support on how to achieve our dreams, no matter how big or how small. Susan loved to throw us life lessons in the smallest of ways that challenged what we thought as human beings and inspired us to be open to change.  She inspired my love of creating and drawing.  This led to my love of fashion, which I am pursuing at Drexel University. Without Susan's support of me as a human being, I would not be able to challenge myself and grow as a designer.