Our Beginnings

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In 2015, Susan Van Etten-Kinder and Linda Valentine, realized a need in the community for adults with disabilities. They understood, through personal experience, that once children reached the age of 17, they have "outgrown" or aged out of secondary education. They felt a growing passion to provide a safe place for those with disabilities to come together and take the next steps to self-reliance and independence.

By providing social outlets that promote creative expression and problem solving, the young men and women in the program will not only enhance their independence, but will bolster their confidence in their endeavors of entrepreneurship; while fostering an atmosphere where all skills are valued, and viewed as stepping-stones by encouraging each individual not to fear failure.