Center for Independent Futures is excited to announce a new partnership with Chicago Community Trust and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to introduce our Full Life Futures Program into the CPS transition-planning curriculum for students. Transition planning helps students to identify goals for post-secondary education, employment and independent living and to begin working toward those goals for a successful transition into post-high school life. CPS teachers will participate in a July training institute and CIF Coaches will work side-by-side with teachers in the classroom during the 2012-2013 academic school year.
The Full Life Futures Program was designed to bring CIF’s best practice models for assessment, person-centered planning, on-line progress tracking and independent living skill training into schools and agency settings. During the past year, CIF has worked with the Waukegan Public School (WPS) district to begin the implementation the program as part of a 4-year contract.
“Our success at WPS is a reflection of their commitment to provide a person-centered transition process that prepares students for life after high school,” states Jane Doyle, CIF’s Executive Director. “The dedication of the WPS administration and educators has been inspirational, and they have embraced CIF’s philosophies and tools to make this program work in Waukegan. We are excited to bring the same excellent products into the Chicago Public School system during the 2012-2013 academic school year.”