Partnering with Y.A.L.E. School and Someplace Special
Student Working Professionals is proud to partner with Y.A.L.E. School and Someplace Special!
Y.A.L.E. School believes that “every student deserves high quality, evidence-based instructional strategies designed to promote meaningful progress.” They are committed to teaching students who may struggle with a learning, emotional, or social disability inside and outside the classroom.
That’s where we come in!
As part of Y.A.L.E. School’s ‘Standard 9’ program, every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, Someplace Special hosts eight students with special needs for a time of learning and growing. Student Working Professionals teaches workshops on topics such as ‘Professionalism’ to help contribute to their workforce readiness.
Nichole, a business management intern at Student Working Professionals, talked about what she does with the students:“We did different arts and crafts with them. One time we did charms.Right now we are training them on Digital Scanning. We are helping them get the hang of being in the office and teaching them about office manners.” She said that the students are “Pretty damn smart! They each have their own goals and personalities and really want to work hard.”
On Friday the 18th, the students gathered together with their mentors for their own Thanksgiving meal, hosted by Student Working Professionals. “Some [of the students] went up and gave their own speeches about how grateful they were for having us to teach them.”
When asked what her favorite part of working with the students was, Nicole said that she “Loves seeing their progress!”