All Kinds of News for September 12, 2018
TechieForLife’s (TFL) Student Committee has been helping to plan a wide range of adventure/trips ranging from river rafting in Moab, Utah last month to attending the FanX comic convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, this last weekend. TFL, a co-ed, residential, college support and licenced vocational school for neurodiverse young adults, located in St. George, Utah encourages students to plan their own activities and trips and help run the different aspects of the program.
Students take turns serving on different assignments like food, cleaning and activities committees supported by mentors. For some, this is the first opportunity they’ve had to participate in any type of leadership position. When they get together for the weekly committee lunch meeting, they practice and learn to plan and work through issues and concerns.
Joseph, who co-chairs the student committee, admitted, “I enjoy trying to keep people in line and on topic when we run the meeting.” He shared that he feels like he made some good changes when he was on the food committee and liked scheduling laser tag once a month (his favorite) when he was in charge of the activities. The other co-chair, Carlos said, “I’ve learned from the other students and gained some responsibilities in communicating issues.”
Entrusting students with helping to run the TFL program allows them to feel more invested and included in the program. Students learn from each other and the mentors. Plus, “It feels good to choose where we’re going to eat,” as Carlos said. The student committee is just one of the many ways TFL helps prepare students with the life skills to be successful in careers and in life. To find out if TechieForLife might be the right fit or to request a free career interest and aptitude assessment for a neurodiverse young adult, email GetStarted@TechieForLife.com.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, young adult, residential and licensed vocational school located in St. George, Utah. Dubbed "Silicon Slopes South," beautiful Southern Utah is home to one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the U.S. Neurodiverse students who need a safe social and emotional environment gain important life skills, mentoring and a college track or marketable technology training, leading to internship/job placement through TFL's close private sector partnerships. TechieForLife gives students a place to belong and the supports to succeed.