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!

  • Board of Directors October 2017

Lisa Huis

Board Member, Facilitator, Alumni Parent

Lisa Huis has been a part of the Open Connections family since September, 2000. Over the last 15 years, she has been absorbing the wonderful OC philosophy directly from the multi-talented staff and her own three young people.  She has facilitated or has been a co-facilitator in various programs, including a year of Group Tutorial, several Choice and Shaping Your Life sessions and various Parents’ meetings.  Lisa has created many fabric- and pie crust-related projects on and off campus with collaborators of all ages.  She is currently expanding her understanding of non-profit organizations.


Lisa loves to be a connector of people and is currently working with Julia [Bergson-Shilcock, Co-Director] and Lois [Reynolds] on the Committee of Trustees to strengthen the Board and ensure the future health of Open Connections.


When she is not working on OC projects, Lisa loves spending time with her family, sewing, exercising and baking. Lisa is mom to 3 OC alumni.


With community comes support, happiness, friends and encouragement.

-Adam, OC Teen

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Choice Programs

Choice I, II and III offer young people the chance to explore eight different content areas of their choice each year over the course of four 8-week segments. For example, a youth might spend the...