For students in the Adult Learning Center at Triton, there is rarely a dull moment. Do you think you could keep up?
Functional academics, life skills and vocational training occur in the classroom in the morning, and in real-time on the road in the afternoon. Since the beginning of school, students have had the opportunity to work at the Morning Buzz Cafe, Flat Bread Pizza, Andyman’s Bakery, Salem Court House, and the Newburyport and Rowley Market Basket Centers. Additionally, they have explored starting their own community-based business called “Order Up” which would be their own version of Stop and Shop’s Peapod. Local senior citizens, businesses and school members could order their groceries and enjoy home delivery provided by TLC adult students and staff members.
When not busy working, TLC adult students have connected with other schools and programs, including Opportunity Works, The Arc, and the Newburyport, Pentucket, Haverhill and Topsfield Adult Vocational Programs. They will now be starting a “Circle of Friends” meeting group with Opportunity Works for students in the 18-22+ programs to come together to play cards, cook meals and build friendships.
- Attended a self advocacy group for high school/post graduate students in the surrounding areas (6 local high schools attend)
- Participated in self-defense lessons at the DOJO in Salisbury
- Taken art classes at Able Hearts in Amesbury
- Exercised at Body Trends in Salisbury
- Visited the Audubon and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge Center
- Walked Hell Cat Trail in Rowley
- Visited Castle Hill at Cranes Beach in Ipswich, MA
- Toured downtown Salem and the Peabody Essex Museum
- Picked Pumpkins at Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury
- Shopped at Market Basket and cooked delicious meals and baked goods
- Walked the new Garrison Trail Bike Path on the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge
- Explored small businesses at the Northshore and Liberty Tree Malls in Peabody and Danvers
- Visited local libraries
- Toured local colleges
- sWorked on money skills, reading skills, writing/typing skills, communication skills, vocational skills, and social skills