Base program: 8:00 AM – 2:15 PM

The Achieve Vocational Program participants will arrive and enjoy social time before morning group activities begin. This time will be used to get everyone prepared to start their day.

Morning group activities consist of calendar, discussion of current events, and daily schedule review.

The groups will then attend a Physical Activity block. The Physical Activity block will include structured Physical Education, music and movement, outside activities, group relay games, and exercise videos. These activities will rotate daily so each Villager has the opportunity to participate in a variety of movement and exercise.

Achieve Villagers will return from physical activity to begin structured instructional time, which will include a curriculum-based educational program that offers our higher-skilled Villagers the opportunity to more fully develop their vocational skills. Villagers will touch on such topics as personal management, career management, life management, professional manners, work ethic, and job-survival skills.

Off-site work training opportunities are a highlight in the program and represent half of the activities in the Achieve Program. Each student will have the opportunity to spend up to 5 hours a week in a training work environment. Students will be required to dress accordingly on their work days and exhibit professional behavior.

A waiver is required to participate in the work training program, which is attached to your application if applicable.

During Instructional Period II, the Villagers will be able to use computers/tablets for activities, continue life and functional skill activities, which will include rolling newspapers and gloves for local businesses, shredding, and going to volunteer at local non-profits such as HAAM, Society of St.Stephens, and The Village Thrift Store.

Program Hours: 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Arrival/Social

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Morning Group Activities

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Physical Activities

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Instructional Period 1

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  – Lunch/Social Time

12:30 – 2:00 PM – Instructional Period 2

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Transition