I wanted to thank KVEC for funding our Transition Innovation Grant! My co-worker Misty Tackett and I are Employment Specialist at Letcher County Central High School with the Community Work Transition Program. With this grant, we have implemented an initiative called “Cougar Pride, Take a Ride… on the Recycling Train!” The basis of the initiative is to allow our students to head and run a daily school-wide recycling project. This will provide our special education students a genuine experience in which they will expand their knowledge of systematic approaches utilized to successfully carry out a job, while gaining imperative social skills to make a successful transition from school into work and adulthood! Our hope is to not only give our students essential social and job skills they will need, but also bringing the students and community together as one! I’m looking forward to this exciting experience!