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Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy Receives Grant Support

The L.I.F.E. Academy, a Lee County Charter School for students with developmental disabilities, has received a $3000 grant from the John E. And Aliese Price Foundation.

 
PRLog - May 14, 2009 - FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy (http://www.goodwilllifeacademy.org) has received a $3,000 grant from the John E. and Aliese Price Foundation.  The grant monies will be used to support the school’s vocational training program.

The L.I.F.E. Academy is a tuition-free Lee County charter school for middle and high school students with developmental disabilities seeking Special Diplomas (Options 1 & 2).  The school’s individualized programs are designed to successfully transition young adults with developmental disabilities into post-school adult living.  In addition to providing functional academic skills, the L.I.F.E. Academy curriculum provides life skills to promote independence.

The school’s vocational training program is open to qualified L.I.F.E. Academy students.  The program consists of vocational assessments, career exploration activities, job-hunting soft skills, and paid internships.  Recently, L.I.F.E. Academy transition program participants completed internships working at Goodwill’s processing plant, stores, Goodwill Secure Shred, and Shopgoodwill.com.

The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is a program of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.  http://www.goodwillswfl.org.

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Goodwill operates 24 thrift stores in SW Florida to support its mission of removing barriers to independence. Programs include income-sensitive housing, career placement assistance, the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School, Four Wheels for Work, and others.

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Source:Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy
Phone:(239) 334-4434
Zip:33917
City/Town:Fort Myers - Florida - United States
Industry:Education, Non-profit, Human resources
Tags:Education, special education, developmental disabilities, goodwill, charter schools, grants, awards
Last Updated:May 14, 2009
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