From 123's to 9 to 5's

In the big picture, we work on reading and math so that one day the kids will be adults confident in using these skills in their community and in their future jobs.

I've known a handful of high school graduates that have told me they loved their experience with Project SEARCH and that the experience helped them with their future employment. It's a great option to look into for adults with disabilities to get on-the-job training and work experience after graduating.

And it's a great reminder that building skills in reading and math isn't only about taking away some of the daily school and homework stress kids face (although that is important too), it is about giving them tools they will use in the future.