Teachwell Summer Sessions programs are designed for young adults with disabilities aged 16-21, including high school students who are preparing for enrollment in Teachwell supported high school transition school programs.
Teachwell Transitions Summer Session
Application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2023.
Date and Time: June 12-29, 2023; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Audience: Young adults with disabilities aged 16-21
No Cost to Attend: Tuition is paid for qualified applicants
WEEK 1: COLLEGE READINESS AT SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE
JUNE 12-15 / 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM / SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE
The students will meet at Southeast Technical College campus for a week of college readiness preparation. They will learn about transferable soft skills that can set them up for success in college. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about programs available at STC and how to navigate a new campus setting, relationships, and the transition into post secondary education.
WEEK 2: SOFT SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
JUNE 19-22 / 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM / AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL
Business and community leaders join us online to lead discussions about workplace readiness and self-advocacy. A lively Q-and-A keeps everyone engaged and helps build social skills.
WEEK 3: GETTING TO AND FROM WORK
JUNE 25-29 / 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM / AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL
The group will meet in downtown Sioux Falls to learn ways how to travel within a community. We will learn about riding the city bus, using ride-share apps and how to safely walk or ride a bike to work.
Teachwell Transitions Summer Session is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services. Space for each camp is limited to 15 individuals with disabilities ages 16-21 who live in South Dakota. Attendees must meet eligibility criteria, but individuals are not required to be registered with the Division of Rehabilitation Services or the School for the Blind or Vision Impaired to participate.