Ready to Graduate from the New Directions from Young Adults Transitional Program!
Counseling Sessions: the First StepNot all students come into the transition program with that motivation in place. For some students, their parents have left them with no choice but to participate in the program. Other students have the motivation – they just don’t know how to channel it. So students all attend counseling sessions, both individual and group, to find their motivation in ways customized to their personalities.
Support ServicesAs students take part in therapy sessions, they’re also learning life, academic, and job skills. The more counseling sessions they work through, the easier it is to see how to apply those new skills to their lives. And that trend continues as they see more successes.
It Just Keeps Getting BetterUnfortunately, we can’t help students if we don’t know what they want. A motivated student is more likely to share those motivations with us. Once we know what those are, we can help by:
- Encouraging students to participate in events and organizations they enjoy (or even plan those events themselves!)
- Finding internships, volunteer opportunities, and even jobs in fields the student is really interested in
- Suggesting career paths the student may not have considered before