Road Trip! Foundations Asheville Students Head To Atlanta
Two of the major goals at Foundations Asheville are to help students develop skills they need to be an adult by building confidence and understanding. and to successfully transition to living independently. Part of that process is experiencing new places and the self-guided opportunities that come from those experiences. So when a Foundations Asheville student expressed an interest in visiting the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the staff was eager to support the idea, as well as allowing it to grow into a community collaboration of planning an epic group road trip to one of the southeast’s largest cities.
So what do a road trip and a young adult transitional community have in common? Lots! From problem-solving when schedules overlapped and working together as a group on the planning process to practicing time management and independence during free times, this road trip was a great lesson of navigating what students will face in the real world once they transition out of Foundations Asheville. Other life lessons included budgeting, cooking group meals, and compatibility with others when traveling for long periods of time.
In just 36 hours, Foundations Asheville students explored the Five Points neighborhood, toured the World Of Coke, saw Romeo & Juliet, visited the Georgia Aquarium, and even caught an Atlanta United soccer game. After such a successful trip, the students are eager to utilize their updated planning and time management skills for their next adventures.
About Foundations Asheville
Foundations Asheville is a young adult transition community located in the mountains of North Carolina. The program serves young adults ages 18-24 who are looking to acquire the tools to make the transition from adolescence to life as independent adults. Foundations help young adults aspire to find meaning, direction, relationships, and self-reliance in their lives. At Foundations, we strive to create a full and rewarding life through an individualized combination of education, vocation training, community service, healthy lifestyle skills, relationship building, and participation in a genuine community of peers.