Community Life Skills Program Philosophy
The Community Life Skills Program serves 18 to 21 year olds (after completing four years of high school) as they prepare for adulthood as contributing members of the community. This program is structured to enhance the ongoing development of young adults toward the ultimate goal of independence, productivity, and self-determination. This program is committed to provide a positive learning environment through a cooperative instructional partnership of family, school, and community (specifically with the adult community agencies that will be part of the students' services when they exit the educational, environment). This partnership support the Educational Team as it assists the student and family in transitioning to the chosen post-secondary environment.
Personal Living Skills (Socialization, Personal Hygiene, Health Care, Nutrition, Medication Management), Home Living Skills (Clothing Care, Meal Plan and Preparation, Home Care, Home Maintenance and Safety), and Community Living Skills (Social Interaction, Mobility & Travel Training,Transportation Time Management, Community Safety and Participation).
Manners, Dating and Relationships, Interpersonal Communications, Workplace Communication, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Social Skills Training.
Social Skills Curriculum, Stress Management, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Building, and the Impacts of behavior on self and others.
Post Secondary Learning:
College Prep Programs, College Support Programs, Post Secondary connections to agencies for life learning.
Job Skills, Attitudes and Performance, Self Evaluation, Feedback, Job Search, Job retention, Strengths and Weaknesses, Volunteer Opportunities, Work ethic, Job Placement, Agency Supports (DRS).
Focuses on Daily Budgets, Understanding your Paycheck, Filing Taxes, Borrowing Money, Credit, Financial Assistance for Education, and Checking and Savings Accounts.