The Gloucester High School Transition Team is applying for the Awesome Gloucester grant in order to expand our curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year. The GHS Transition Team prepares local seniors and post-graduates with disabilities for life after high school. Students spend the first half of every school day in academic classes, then they trek out in the afternoon to complete volunteer work, internships, and practice their social and community skills through meaningful activities around Gloucester.
Currently, all Transition Team activities are student-funded. There has been no additional funding provided by the district to the Transition Team for educational expenses. With the Awesome Gloucester funding, we will be able to fund essential opportunities to our 2018-2019 curriculum. The Awesome Gloucester grant will provide CATA and Amtrak training, transportation costs to nearby post-secondary programs for individuals with disabilities, Cape Ann YMCA memberships, and enriching community experiences within Gloucester, such as field trips and monthly lunch outtings, building social skills, while giving back to the local economy.
Funded by Gloucester, MA (June 2018)