"Our Lives are Defined By Opportunity; Even the Ones we Miss.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
image of a transition teen shooting archery during a summer experience

Did you know that up to 70% of visually impaired adults are unemployed or UNDERemployed?

Our summer experience for the transition (Teen) program is designed to give them real world experiences as an employee in a field of their interest. It is a chance for them to utilize all of the skills they’ve worked on during the school year such as: making their own lunches, choosing an appropriate work outfit, learning how to take a public bus and using adaptive technology, in a supported yet challenging environment.

In between the work experiences, the students attend the Lighthouse of SWFL for extended days and receive intensive additional instruction in things like laundry, budgeting, food preparation and grocery shopping. The summer culminates with a fun “weekend away” for the students and the supervising staff. The students have had the opportunities to go camping, stay at a hotel and navigate a theme park or even relax and stay at a beach house.