Our club discovered that one of the most underfunded programs at the school district was for the adult transition program at the adult school. This is a program for students, 18 to 22 years old, who are mentally disabled and have not graduated high school or are not yet ready to live independently.
There are 2 components to this project. First is to provide the adult transition classroom/snack bar with small appliances for mentally disabled students. Some of these appliances will be used in the school snack bar.
The second part is to teach these students how to utilize these small appliances such as microwaves, blenders, electric griddle, etc. We will also teach them how to manage money ie making simple items with these appliances and selling them at the snack bar.
The larger purpose in mind is to teach these disadvantaged students much needed basic life skills so that they may actually work and live for themselves once they graduate from the schools.
It is also our goal to bring public awareness to this program which is unknown to the general community at large, by hosting a fundraiser and attracting other local organizations.