Venture Bound is an interactive and inclusive program that helps students with cognitive or social challenges transition from school to work.

By helping participants acquire relevant job skills and experience—and by empowering them with self-awareness and respect—Venture Bound prepares young people for successful and sustainable employment.

Embedded in local educational districts, the nonresidential program runs concurrently with the school year. Training includes both classroom and on-the-job instruction, along with authentic community-based experiences.

We designed Venture Bound’s curriculum to assist individual students in developing new skills while maintaining their current functional abilities. Our training and assessment methodologies complement individual objectives. Age-appropriate coursework and materials reflect activity patterns typical for independently working adults. Various outside materials supplement the curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

  • Employability skill building
  • Self-determination and advocacy skills
  • Personal care, hygiene, and health
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Mobility skills
  • Household cleaning and maintenance
  • Cooking skills
  • Leisure skills
  • Using community resources and awareness of support systems
  • Safety