Identify, plan, and achieve your life goals.

Launch

Launch is designed for teens and young adults, age 16-25, who are interested in beginning to plan for their future.Young adults at the computers in the Next area Launch is a program for individuals who:

  • Have a goal of living independently, continuing education, building relationships, or connecting with the community.
  • Need minimal support
  • Motivated to achieve set goals
  • Obtaining a job in the community
  • Independently navigate resources

This program offers a combination of one-on-one coaching sessions and group classes to identify and work toward an individual’s goals. Through Launch, individuals will enhance their interpersonal and self-management skills in order to achieve goals in the areas of relationship development, education, employment, and independent living.

Launch is composed of 5 teen and staff discussing goalsclasses and 5 one-on-one coaching sessions per month. Classes may include topics such as money management, managing your own household, social skills, and apartment cooking.  One-on-One coaching sessions will provide the opportunity for individuals to touch base on set goals while reviewing keys skills such as time management and organization.

To learn more about Launch, contact JR Johnson, Coordinator of Transition Services, at 314-817-2295.

NextEd

NextEd is a class-based program for young adults, age 18-25, who are ready to take the next step toward living independently. This innovative program utilizes personalized goals, flexible supports, resource development, hands-on learning, video modeling, and virtual reality to work toward self-directed living. Through skill-building experiences, emerging adults will explore how to best use the relationships, connections, and resources in their lives to be successful in a more independent setting. To learn more about NextEd, contact Ryann Cleland, Manager of Transition Services.

NextED Challenge

Through a residential summer camp experience, NextED Challenge provides young adults an opportunity to challenge their expectations of living on their own. Attendees participate in hands-on learning, interactive group activities, and community exploration while staying in apartment-style living. To learn more about NextEd Challenge, contact Ryann Cleland, Manager of Transition Services.