Sanford H. Calhoun High School and the Career and Educational Counseling Center have been partnered to provide quality transition services to students with disabilities. The program, named "Prep for the Future" by the students themselves, has been specifically tailored to operate as a part of a student's academic career. They are taught skills specific to retail, food preparation, and office environments. Students also learn vital skills from dealing with stress at work to social skills to communication. They are provided both with a job coach and a cooperative team of their peers at their work sites.
We are happy and blessed to have worked with these students for the past four years.
Below is our most recent group who have gone on to enjoy their summer vacation after a long school year.
From left to right: Nicholas Agnone, Steven, Scott, Jake, Mary Kate, and Dolores Mitchell
Fall 2012 was a difficult time for Long Island with Super Storm Sandy demolishing homes, property, and peoples' lives. At this time A & M Financial Services reached out to Johanna Sofield, President of Long Beach Christmas Angels, and asked if she would like us to put together a fundraiser. The goal was to help raise money and donate it to Long Beach families whose homes were destroyed.
The event was a big success, a fashion show with children modeling clothes from ages 2 to 14, a Broadway singer, DJ, local venders, in booths selling their handmade items, raffles, giveaways, goody bags and a lovely dinner.
The gala event helped put 2 families back into their homes and bought mattresses and pillows for many.
Since then Long Beach has recovered and we were honored to have helped our fellow Long Islanders recover through this stressful time. The storm as taken many things from us but not our courage and determination.