On Thursday afternoon the member's of the Forney Chamber of Commerce attended their monthly membership luncheon where they listened to Forney ISD Coordinator for Special Populations Stephanie Leach give a presentation on the districts new Next Steps Work Program.
The Next Steps Work Program is a post-secondary program designed to offer transitional services from high school to post-secondary (18-22) goals including higher education, vocational training, employment, independent living and community participation to Forney ISD graduating students.
The Next Steps Work Program provides adult transition services to students who have completed their credits for high school but need continued special education services to complete, master or further adult living and or vocational goals.
Speaking just before a video about the program was presented, FISD Coordinator for Special Populations Stephanie Leach said “The Next Steps program is for students who have completed their graduation requirements but they may still have some living skills, or they may need to continue to work on some vocational skills, before they’re ready for their independent life after high school.”
Briefly addressing the business organization after the video presentation, FISD Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Kristin Zastoupil said "The Next Steps Work Program is a true partnership program. The teachers comes with the students when they come to work. And they come work for free, actually. We're not asking you to hire and pay them. We hope that it will eventually lead to that for them."
Check out the below videos and learn more about the Forney ISD Next Steps Program.
Written by: Denise Bell