Project LIFE is a combined education and work experience program for students with disabilities. Project LIFE is focused on building the foundational skills that students will need for employment and independence in adulthood. The program consists of 25 percent classroom instruction, 25 percent instruction in daily living skills lab and 50 percent unpaid entry-level job training experiences in a variety of community businesses. The classroom instruction portion of the program introduces skills in team building, personal financial literacy, social communication, self-advocacy, technology, employability, independent living and functional independence in the community.
Project LIFE students have opportunities to progress through the Greene County Educational Service Center transition programs with a goal of increased independence and entry-level employment. Upon completion of transition programs, students are expected to seek employment and collaborate with adult service agencies.
Transportation to and from programming is provided by local school districts as arranged during the IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting that occurs before starting the program.
Applicants to Project LIFE must have met their high school graduation requirements, have acceptable attendance records and demonstrate behaviors appropriate for the community setting.
Applications must be completed in collaboration and agreement with the student’s IEP team.
Project LIFE programs are a collaboration between Greene County ESC, Butler Tech, Greene County Board of DD, Wright State University, local school districts and area businesses.
- Must be 18 – 21 years old
- Must have completed all high school requirements
- Must apply and be accepted into program
Transition / Project LIFE Coordinator
Greene County ESC
(937) 767-1303, ext. 1146