STEPS Program receives $1,000 Altrusa Grant

Lynette Mallow, Lisa Kontowsky & Mary Jo Johnson

Students in the STEPS Program (Student Transition Employability Program = Success) recently received a $1,000 grant from Altrusa–an international volunteer service organization of business and professional leaders dedicated to improving their communities.

According to Lisa Kontowsky, program instructor, the grant will help the newly created program to assist students with IEPs in finding employment before leaving high school.  Students will work towards receiving a Certificate of Completion and a Seal of Employability.

Students will participate in unpaid work-based learning at school and in the community. Students may have the opportunity (based on attendance and behavior) to become employed for pay by participating employers.

Thank you Altrusa for your support!

Pictured from Left: Ethan Hamilton, Seth Cornish, Lisa Kontowsky (instructor) & Aaron Snowden