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Nazareth Celebrates Student Mentors for Individuals with Disabilites

Apr 20, 2016

Life Prep students and Naz mentors participate in Fall Orientation's Day of Service
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College students at Nazareth involved in the LifePrep@Naz program are getting a thank you from the program's partners.

LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Nazareth, and Victor Central School District. It was designed to give individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a college experience, complete with classes and internships.

Barbara Wales is CEO and President of the Arc.

"People with developmental disabilities want to be able to have the same experiences as you and I do. They want to be able to attend college, they want to be able to get a job."

The program is possible through a network of student volunteers and employees, that are set up as mentors to the program's participants. Sixty students have been with the program for four years.