Richboro,Pa.-It’s an incredibly exciting time for high school seniors. They’re about to graduate, but for some with special needs, there's a chance that what comes next could be a huge let down.
Fox 29’s Joyce Evans looks at how a local district is making sure that doesn't happen.
Matt, Liam, Tom, Kevin, Gabriel, Sean and Ali are taking charge of their futures.
They're the first participants in the Achieve Project, an adult traditional program for ages 18-21 in the Council Rock School District.
They get their field training and marching orders from John Engelhardt, a former marketing rep with the NFL.
"We’re not here to set unrealistic expectations," said Engelhardt.
The program helps them in gaining confidence, work and social skills that they hope will lead to greater independence and jobs.
These young people with varying degrees of disabilities have already exceeded every expectation of Kampus Klothes and Saint Mary’s Hospital, local businesses who have taken a chance on them.
Jean Georges with Kampus Klothes says Matt, Kevin and Liam's speed and accuracy can't be beat.
"They don’t realize that they're helping us just as much as we're helping them,” she said.
For more information, please visit http://www.projectachieve.info/