To support youth with disabilities in an actual college experience that will inspire and prepare them for ongoing postsecondary opportunities.
Project College participants learn valuable information on how to achieve success in the college classroom and about the system of supports available on and off campus for academic support.
Project College participants experience the many ways that college can be the best years of their lives. Living on an actual college campus, dining in the cafeteria, connecting with new friends, and joining in on campus activities are cornerstones of the week.
Project College supports participants to develop a foundation for taking care of their health needs. Participants explore ways to manage stress and loneliness, discover relaxation techniques, and learn how to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into their daily lives.
Project College believes it is time to dispel the myth that post-secondary education is out of reach. Because the biggest barriers to success can sometimes be self-imposed, participants are guided to take on new life perspectives.
College Experience Week
July 13-18, 2014 On the campus of the University of San Diego
6 days & 5 nights living on a college campus.
Classes & activities designed to inspire and prepare youth with disabilities for a successful college experience including:
Navigating the Campus
Planning for the Future
Much, much more…
Designed for Youth
Ages 17-22, with a developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder.
Considering attending college in the near future, or already attending.
Independent in personal care or have attendant care.
$700 - covers housing for 5 nights, all meals, activities, and program materials.
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from USD and their own spending money.
UCP Thrift Stores offer a unique shopping experience for our customers. We offer gently used products from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture, and antiques.
Our stores are conveniently located in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.