Empowering Independence and Success after High School: KEY Academy

by pathforward May 3, 2023
15:16 PM

For many individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, high school graduation can be both exciting and daunting. While they have achieved an important milestone, they may also face the uncertainty of what comes next. Path Forward of KY saw the need to work to develop a program that would help meet the needs of young adults to help them grow to be independent in areas of employment, independent living, post-secondary education, and self-advocacy. KEY Academy will provide support, resources, and training to help individuals achieve independence and success in their post-high school lives. This programs is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual and will include vocational training, life skills instruction, and community engagement opportunities. The benefits of transition programs are numerous and can have a lasting impact on individuals and their families. One of the most important aspects of transition programs is vocational training. KEY Academy will provide individuals the opportunity to learn vocational skills that can lead to meaningful employment. Vocational training may include hands-on experience, job coaching, and career exploration. Individuals who receive vocational training are better equipped to find and maintain employment, which can have a positive impact on their overall well-being, including increased self-esteem and financial stability. By participating in the KEY Academy 2-year program, individuals can develop the skills they need to live independently, find meaningful employment, and participate in their communities. If you are interested in unlocking your future with the key to success, you can find out more information on our website. Also follow Path Forward of KY on Facebook to get the latest updates on this new program starting in Bowling Green this fall! Fill out this form if you would like more information about the KEY Academy program. https://forms.gle/R1NJ7WjtfxrStjtX9