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Education. Experience. Employment.

Project LIFE is a comprehensive, multi-year transition program in which students develop, practice and strengthen skills that are high predictors of increased adult independence and successful, integrated employment in the community.

Supported by a team of Special Education and Career Tech Personnel, Project LIFE provides the framework and resources to:

Work Based Learning

Project LIFE is committed to ensuring that every individual has the opportunity for inclusive employment within their community.  Students develop essential employability skills and gain exposure to various types of work by participating in three authentic work-based learning experiences each year.  This enables them to make informed decisions about their future career paths. These experiences are made possible through partnerships with local businesses and the implementation of a Microenterprise, utilizing the Project LIFE Microenterprise Development Guide and Curriculum.

Project LIFE is Flexible

Designed to meet a variety of learner needs, Project LIFE Specialists will work with you to determine the best program structure for your students.

Project LIFE 201

Project LIFE 201 focuses on reinforcing the skills introduced in the first level, increasing the opportunity for success in Project SEARCH®. The program includes:

  • 25% classroom instruction
  • 75% job training experiences in a variety of community businesses

Newly revised in 2023, the Project LIFE curriculum aligns to a variety of transition focused state and national learning standards, including 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills.

"The biggest difference that we saw when Cameron started with Project LIFE, and then ultimately through Project SEARCH with Butler Tech, was his confidence. He started speaking and looking people in the eyes and having that confidence in himself that wasn't included in a classroom. He's actually out in the world."

— Vannessa Ives, Project LIFE Parent

Project LIFE Replication

A program worth repeating in your community

Project LIFE is impacting lives coast-to-coast. Designed by a collaborative team of passionate educators, parents and rehabilitation professionals, this proven program is available for national replication. Bring Project LIFE to your community today!

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