Partnering with Y.A.L.E. School and Someplace Special

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Student Working Professionals is proud to partner with Y.A.L.E. School and Someplace Special!


Y.A.L.E. School believes that “every student deserves high quality, evidence-based instructional strategies designed to

promote meaningful progress.” They are committed

to teaching students who may struggle with a learning, emotional, or social disability inside and outside the classroom.

That’s where we come in!

As part of Y.A.L.E. School’s ‘Standard 9’ program, every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, Someplace Special

hosts eight students with special needs for a time of learning and growing. Student Working Professionals teaches workshops

on topics such as ‘Professionalism’ to help contribute to their workforce readiness.

Nichole, a business management intern at Student Working Professionals, talked about what she does with the

students:“We did different arts and crafts with them. One time we did charms.Right now we are training them on Digital

Scanning. We are helping them get the hang of being in the office and teaching them about office manners.”

She said that the students are “Pretty damn smart! They each have their own goals and personalities and really want to

work hard.”


On Friday the 18th, the students gathered together with their mentors for their own Thanksgiving meal, hosted by Student

Working Professionals. “Some [of the students] went up and gave their own speeches about how grateful they were for having

us to teach them.”

When asked what her favorite part of working with the students was, Nicole said that she “Loves seeing their progress!”