For more information, please contact RAISE Coordinator,
MaryAnne Ax at email@example.com
RAISE is an inclusive and supportive post-secondary program for young adults who have intellectual disabilities and who desire to participate in a comprehensive college experience. The program provides academic, vocational, and social opportunities for participants and has a strong emphasis on social inclusion. This is accomplished by engagement of participants with same age peers and the general campus community through a combination of coursework, activities, and various vocational and social opportunities.
RAISE creates pathways for students to achieve life and career success through the development of educational, personal and vocational skills while fostering personal growth and engagement within the campus community.
The specific objectives of RAISE are to provide students with:
Ideal candidates for the RAISE program are individuals who are motivated, but who would find traditional post-secondary education options challenging without support. All applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
If you are interested in participating in RAISE, please complete the RAISE Program Intake Questionnaire and return to MaryAnne Ax at M.Ax@rockvalleycollege.edu. Upon receipt, the Program Coordinator will contact you to schedule an informational interview and provide direction on next steps.
Whether you desire extra income or wish to share your skills with others, teaching a RAISE class can be rewarding in many ways. Because of the nature of non-credit classes, instructors are not required to have degrees — just demonstrate expertise in their subject area. We are especially looking for individuals with skill and/or a background in special education and working with individuals with disabilities.
Disability Support Services: (815) 921-2371.