Once out of high school, students with Down syndrome often find it difficult to continue their education, find meaningful employment and remain involved in their community. Their social network seemingly dissolves once their high school doors are closed shut. DSACK aims to solve that problem with the Next Steps: Learning for Life program.

This three-week career readiness and life skills course is held on the campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Students rotate through a variety of classes, just as they would in college, giving them the independence and experience they crave.

Classes are offered on topics such as interviewing skills, communication skills, cooking, etiquette, music, drama and art—all designed to help students live meaningful and impactful lives after high school. At the end of the three weeks, families are invited to a workshop and presentation by the students. 


Next Steps: Learning for Life

For ages 17 and up