Thursday, December 19, 2019

School House Granola- Baba Java Coffee/Hoover, AL

Our Oak Mt.High student visited Baba Java to take orders for School House Granola. While there, she also learned more about their business. Baba Java's goal is to produce excellent coffee that bridges the gap between the farmer and the consumer. At every step -- from sourcing, to roasting, brewing, and serving -- they strive to provide the best coffee experience in our community. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Young Adults in Transition Meeting -Helena Community Center

 YAiT (Young Adults in Transition) groups from 6 Shelby Co. Schools and Project Search recently attended the first County-Wide meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. 
Brian Reaves,The Motivational Magician, wowed us with his illusions. He got the students involved and helped them see that "anything is possible". They were motivated to be "not just anything" by using their unique gifts and talents.
The students were then able to participate in several breakout sessions. One session featured a business panel that offered words of wisdom for students as they consider post-secondary pathways. 
The panel included: Adelaide Matte, a graphic design artist, who uses her own marketing company(AMD Designs) to design logos, websites, store design, and menus/ brands in places like Mark's BBcue Joint and Urban Cookhouse;
Rob Wood, manager Chick fil A 150 HWY, who told students he had worked with the company since high school; Chris Crawford, Hewlett-Packard Software -sales, fascinated the students with his tales of former US Government spy work.
His advice to the students was to be passionate about what they do; David Byrd who talked about making good decisions and leadership training with businesses; and Matt Graffeo, from O' Neil Steel, who is a buyer/ seller to international companies.

Young Adults in Transition helps young adults transition from school to the real world. It brings together people who have something in common to learn about themselves, their rights, and how to be self-advocates. 
Our YAiT students have actively participated and presented at conferences and transition meetings over the years, and we now have clubs at every Shelby Co. High School. 
YAiT is made possible by a grant from the DD Council*. 

*"The contents of this product were developed under a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities  (ACDD). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Council."