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The L.I.S.T. Academy, Inc.
The L.I.S.T. Academy is a 10 months 40 weeks program designed to assist young people between the ages of 18 and 22 who have aged-out of the Foster Care System, through Education, Exposure and Counseling.
L.I.S.T. : Life Instructions Skills Training through education and exposure assist young people in their transition from the foster
care system to a successful independence as young adults.
The L.I.S.T. Academy’s target audiences are those young people who realize the need for and seek the guidance given to them by The L.I.S.T. Academy Program System.
Students receive instruction in Basic Life Skills, as well as preparation to secure a high school diploma (when needed). Assistance in entering a college or technical school, preparation for the workplace and exposure to the habits which can be found in successful young adult are encouraged in our students.
The program is designed to support each student while making the transition from dependency to independence through an intensified prescribed course of studies and interactions. This transformation occurs with the assistance of the director, teaching staff, assigned mentors, volunteers, employment and community participants. We believe "it takes a village" to care for our young people. It is with these solid tools that our students will be prepared, and develop habits that lead to success.
The L.I.S.T. Academy encourage our students to face their individual hurdles, set goals, challenge their abilities, develop healthy lifestyle choices, discover their individual talents in order to reach their highest potentials.
It is through the recognition of the need for assistance, development of positive attitudes, introspection, positive influences and character development that students begin to realize their untapped potential and abilities.
It is to these commitments that The L.I.S.T. Academy works to provide each student with the tools that leads to a productive, educational, social and community life. For many who have faced years in the foster-care system The L.I.S.T. Academy offers
them opportunities to correct missed educational opportunities and social development.
The L.I.S.T. Academy's mission is to provide each student with the tools that leads to a life prepared for a successful adulthood.
The L.I.S.T. Academy does not discriminate based on national origins, physical ability, race, religious affiliations or sexual orientation.
"Preparing Our Young People to Soar"