LiFT University Information

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Days, Time, Location Class Meetings

LiFT U meets Monday-Friday from 8:45am-3:15PM. The locations change throughout the week, but we will start by meeting at LiFT U, and travel as a class to different locations.

Purpose and Descriptions

The courses for LiFT U will reinforce the students' academic foundation and provide an integrated approach to achieve personal independence and growth with a focus on career development, life skills instruction, social skills development, community inclusion, and self-determination.

Supplementary Materials

  • A 2-inch Trapper Keeper type of Binder that zips or snaps closed; with pockets on the inside front and back cover. DO NOT get the type that has an accordion folder inside. The Trapper Keeper type of binder usually lasts longer than 1 year.
  • One set of Two-pocket Insertable Tab divider - 8 per set.
  • A 3 holed pencil pouch to go into the Trapper Keeper
  • Paper hole self-adhesive reinforcements
  • Personal laptop.
  • Smart Phone.
  • 3 packages of 50 sheet protectors.
  • Sharpened pencils, pen, erasers (must bring 2 each day and keep in 3 hole pencil pouch.
  • Pack of colored pencils-sharpened10.
  • A calculator (may be on Smart Phone)
  • One package index cards
  • A Gmail account in student's name
  • A bank account in student's name
  • 1 inch 3 ring binder with 8 subject divider tabs
  • One box of envelopes size 9 1/2 x 4 1/8
  • Every Student MUST have a backpack
  • 1 pair of Headphones labeled with Student Name
  • 2 packs dry erase markers
  • 3 reams of copier paper
  • 2 packages of paper plates (not styrofoam)
  • 4 canisters of Clorox type wipes-any brand
  • 1 box of plastic forks
  • 2 packages of napkins
  • 2 box of tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 roll of paper towels

Course classes

Career Prep/Development

  • Preparedness: Interviewing skills, resume building, cover letter development, job searches, completing applications, effective communication, on-the-job social norms
  • Work experience: Internships, Leo’s Café, Morning Lift
  • PAES Curriculum *hands on comprehensive work development

Executive Functions/Self Determination

  • Goal setting
  • Time Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Attention/Focus
  • Develop: Working Memory/Cognitive Flexibility/Inhibitory Control

Preparation for Adult Living/Independence/Life Skills

  • Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Cooking
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Budgeting
  • Transportation education

Social & Emotional

  • Social: the Art of Making Friends
  • Emotional: Understanding the feelings of others, how to get along with others, following directions, building positive relationships, following directions, demonstrating self-control

Academic Studies

  • Math 1 & 2 *basic and advanced
  • English Curriculum & Learning 1 & 2 *Freshmen and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Reading for Success *Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Writing for Success *Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Religion

Instructors

  • Madison Lopez
  • Michelle Kohan
  • Ashley Duffy

Assistant

  • Phillip Martin

Director

  • Lois Mays