HOPS young adults visit San Antonio College

HOPS young adults visit San Antonio College
Posted on 11/11/2016

A group of Harlandale Opportunities for Post Secondary (HOPS) young adults recently had the opportunity to experience college life during a Community Based Outing (CBI).

The Jewel Wietzel Center (JWC) students were able to see how fun yet demanding college life can be.

“Utilizing Community Based Outings, our young adults are provided the opportunity to generalize many of the skills they learn in HOPS into the community,” JWC Special Education teacher Michael Jimenez said. “This provides them with a real life understanding of why developing independent and community safety skills are important to successfully transition into their adult lives.”

The students, job coach and teacher rode the VIA bus to visit San Antonio College (SAC). Once on campus, they took a tour and visited the Lofting Student Center, Moody Learning Center (library) and the Scobee Planetarium.

Once the group was done visiting the campus, they walked to Bill Miller’s located near SAC and enjoyed lunch. Each student independently ordered their own lunch.

When the students were asked about their experience at SAC and if they could do it on their own some of their responses were, “It looks hard” and “It sure is different than at high school or Wietzel.”

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