The LifeTown Village
Explore each of our nine venues below.
At the bank, students will enhance their financial literacy by learning how to deposit and withdraw funds. Each students receives $12 in real money to be used around LifeTown at the different venues to purchase goods and services.
Diamond Hill Library
Students can check out a book or magazine from the library using their LifeTown Library Card, which they will sign up for during their first visit. They can use the library computers and iPads to take a break from learning with some kid-friendly games. They may also browse our selection of books to take home.
RITERUG Movie Theater
Students can visit the theater to watch a short film. The students have to budget their money for movie tickets, popcorn, or other snacks.
The Big Studio
The Big Studio sponsored by Big Lots! is a special arts and crafts workshop where children learn, and practice different art techniques. Students can purchase supplies to make seasonal art projects such as sand art, customized canvas gifts, coloring, or bracelet making.
At The Deli, students learn how to order, practice good restaurant manners, practice counting, and making change.
Students learn about personal hygiene, grooming, and how to make and keep an appointment for a hair style, or mini-manicure. Students may also get a short massage in one of our massage chairs, get their nails done, or get their hair styled.
Fit for Life Medical Center
Students can visit the medical receptionist to make an appointment with the LifeTown doctor or dentist. The dentist discusses proper brushing practices and oral hygiene. The doctor volunteer will measure a student's height and weight, and present basic health and nutrition information.
Students can work on budgeting their money by purchasing a variety of items from The Marketplace.
Uncle Glenn’s Animal Friends
Inside Uncle Glenn's Animal Friends, students can use their senses to explore and learn how to be gentle, and care for an animal. Volunteers are there to assist students in safely interacting with the pets.