Com­mu­nity In­vited to LSC-Tom­ball lifePATH™ Part­ners Gallery Walk

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Dr. Anne Gin­nett, di­rec­tor of Lone Star Col­lege-Tom­ball's lifePATH™ pro­gram, is invit­ing the com­mu­nity to meet and visit with LSC-Tom­ball lifePATH™ stu­dents while they share their spring 2017 se­mes­ter work dur­ing the lifePATH™ Part­ners Gallery Walk. The lifePATH™ Part­ners Gallery Walk will take place Fri­day, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon in the LSCTom­ball Beck­endorf Con­fer­ence Cen­ter.

LSC-Tom­ball's lifePATH™ pro­gram em­pow­ers adult stu­dents with cog­ni­tive dis­abil­i­ties by pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to learn aca­demic skills and the so­cial skills needed in the busi­ness world, the aca­demic world, and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships. The gallery walk pro­vides stu­dents with a chance to put the com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills they've learned in the pro­gram into ac­tion, and gives the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the cur­ricu­lum the stu­dents are taught.

“Guests will be able to wan­der from dis­play to dis­play as lifePATH™ stu­dents share de­tails about some of their best spring 2017 class­work, em­pha­siz­ing how they've grown and what they've learned dur­ing the se­mes­ter,” Gin­nett ex­plained. “Although there will be open­ing re­marks when the event be­gins, guests are free to come and go at their con­ve­nience.”

Gin­nett went on to note that lifePATH™ has re­ceived tremen­dous sup­port from fac­ulty, staff, elected of­fi­cials, and the lo­cal com­mu­nity. She added that many sup­port­ers have not had the op­por­tu­nity to ac­tu­ally see first-hand the great work and re­sults the pro­gram is pro­duc­ing.

“When we speak with par­ents, they tell us that what we're do­ing here is car­ry­ing over to their home life,” Gin­nett said. “For ex­am­ple, stu­dents are speak­ing on a wide range of top­ics at home, whereas be­fore, ac­cord­ing to par­ents, it was a very nar­row range of top­ics stu­dents talked about at home.”

LSC-Tom­ball's lifePATH™ is a four-year com­pre­hen­sive model of post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents who have dis­abil­i­ties that af­fect ex­ec­u­tive func­tion­ing. Stu­dents can earn var­i­ous Lone Star Col­lege cer­tifi­cates in Oc­cu­pa­tional Stud­ies, ACT® WorkKeys® As­sess­ments, the ACT® Na­tional Ca­reer Readi­ness Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and can choose to earn col­lege credit in gen­eral Lone Star Col­lege credit cour­ses.

Stu­dents can exit lifePATH™ af­ter two years, re­ceiv­ing a Lone Star Col­lege Cer­tifi­cate in Foun­da­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Stud­ies. All stu­dents who choose the four-year lifePATH™ op­tion par­tic­i­pate in an in­tern­ship dur­ing their fourth year. Ad­mis­sions is se­lec­tive and stu­dents join lifePATH as part of a co­hort. Each co­hort re­mains to­gether for all classes dur­ing the first two years. Dur­ing years three and four, stu­dents con­tinue to take lifePATH™ core classes as a co­hort.

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