Holy Childhood Opens Community Classroom
Holy Childhood is celebrating the addition of a new community classroom that will help students build job skills.
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A dozen students with developmental and intellectual disabilities now have the opportunity to learn on location.
Holy Childhood students and staff officially opened the new classroom Tuesday. It is located in the Genesee Valley Regional Market in Henrietta.
The classroom will help students build work skills and get jobs. Students will use the classroom for academics, but will also get a chance to experience work opportunities at some of the 200 businesses located in the market.
"They will be interns in doing work exploration in the businesses and hopefully two to three times a week and hopefully learn the jobs that will make they really great employees," says Melanie Byrne, Principal of Holy Childhood.
"We really could use the help. I think it will be a fun job for these students. I think it is a good fit and it'd be great for us and I think they will enjoy it. I think being in the market with food related companies will make it fun. I got excited about the idea that I could get a little extra help from these great students," says Kim Salisbury, Lanovara Specialty Foods.
Holy Childhood is a non-profit agency that prepares children and adults with developmental disabilities for independence.