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Transition to Adulthood Class Receives Support

Transition to Adulthood students pose with principal, Jan Hollis, Knights of Columbus, Jay O'Connor and Paul Cooke, and their teacher and assistant teachers.

Lori Copeland’s Transition to Adulthood class received a pleasant surprise on Dec. 14 when representatives from the Knights of Columbus came by to present the class with a special gift. Jay O’Connor and Paul Cooke, of the LAMB foundation, brought a generous check for $595 and a $50 gift card provided by Target.

The Transition to Adulthood class is a new addition to Parkwood High this year. It focuses on functional academics along with vocational/adaptive skills training. The students, all working on simple life skills, are enjoying their first year at Parkwood and their new classroom.

Knights of Columbus is an organization which bases its work on four core principles: charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. They sponsor local food/soup kitchens and the Special Olympics along with Coats for Kids. The Knights of Columbus organization generously donates the money they raise to support these local programs. The money donated to Mrs. Copeland’s classroom will go towards purchasing computer reading programs and supporting their life skills curriculum. When asked about the donation, Mrs. Copeland said, “The class and I are so excited to receive this gift. It will allow us to fund much needed programs and activities.”

Written by: Lori Copeland
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 by Mrs. Regina Snelson

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