Who We Are

MISSION

Project FOCUS provides an inclusive university experience for transition age students to participate in collegiate-level academic courses, community-based work internships and social campus life events.

VISION

Our students graduate as independent, self-determined, confident, employable citizens rooted in the knowledge and skills gained during their inclusive university experiences.

VALUES

INCLUSION        DIGNITY        OPPORTUNITY        ADVOCACY        COLLABORATION       

INTEGRITY        DETERMINATION        COMPASSION        EQUITY

GOALS

Our Students Will...

  • build resilience and overcome challenges through creative problem solving.

  • navigate the world by a better understanding of social interactions.

  • expand their knowledge and broaden their perspectives through university courses.

  • develop and improve skills needed for competitive and integrated employment.

  • use technology to explore, practice and improve methods of communication.

COMMITMENT

Project FOCUS Will...

  • support our students in inclusive environments using evidence-based practices such as student-led IEPs.

  • offer rigorous academic coursework and career readiness curriculum made accessible through student-specific adaptations.

  • find and foster personalized internship sites aligned with individualized career goals.

  • collaborate with local, state and national agencies for the braiding of services to promote and improve the quality of life for our students as they transition into adulthood.

  • provide the essential knowledge and skills to support our students in fully accessing and integrating into the Wildcat Community.