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The Project Explore Program is a unique and non-traditional post-secondary program for adults with disabilities. In partnership with Lorenzo Walker Technical College and Moorings Park we strive to provide the students with an inspiring, real-world environment that promotes hands-on learning in many different areas of interest. We find this strategy increases not only employability skills but independence, self-advocacy, self-esteem and character building. Our goal is to help shape our students to be productive, respected, and happy adults within our community.

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Work Compensation for Independent Spending

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School:
Lorenzo Walker Technical College 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Bridget Kennedy / Anne Fredette 
 
Anne Fredette and Bridget Kennedy  
Students Impacted:
21 
Grade:
Adult Ed. 
Date:
September 10, 2018

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,956.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

The Project Explore Program is a unique and non-traditional post-secondary program for adults with disabilities. In partnership with Lorenzo Walker Technical College and Moorings Park we strive to provide the students with an inspiring, real-world environment that promotes hands-on learning in many different areas of interest. We find this strategy increases not only employability skills but independence, self-advocacy, self-esteem and character building. Our goal is to help shape our students to be productive, respected, and happy adults within our community.  

 

What will be done with my students

The Project Explore students are given the opportunity in our " classroom" to explore job areas of interest at the Moorings Park retirement community. The students are provided an opportunity to explore various fields in the workplace on a campus of 83 acres. While at work students are held accountable to specific standards set by the instructors and the Moorings Park expectations. Students will be evaluated daily while at work. They will continue to work on goals that have been developed specifically for their individual needs and areas of growth. Specifically, students will be evaluated in areas such as appearance, work ethic, showing initiative, completing a task in a timely manner, etc. The students will have the ability to earn a dollar per day at work. Each semester students will then be able to spend their earned money with a class trip to a store of choice. 

 

Benefits to my students

Our goal is to help consistently reinforce expectations with a compensation program. We believe this incentive will help promote confidence, increase motivation, and ultimately get them prepared for future jobs. In addition to, students will be able to learn about budgeting, planning and saving, independent spending, and will ultimately increase their knowledge about compensation in the work place. 

 

Budget Narrative

Fall Semester
52 Full Days x $1.00 per day x 16 students = $ 832

Evaluations per student Total @ $2.00
16 students x $2.00 = $32.00

Total for Fall = $864

Spring Semester
50 Full Days x $1.00 per day x 21 students = $ 1050

Evaluations per student Total @ $2.00
21 students x $2.00 = $42.00

Total for Spring = $ 1092.00

Fall + Spring = $1, 956

 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 1st Semester Compensation Total $864.00
2 2nd Semester Compensation Total $1,092.00
  Total: $1,956.00

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,956.00 Needed

 

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