Courage to Succeed Blog
December 13, 2017
Courage to Succeed students created holiday crafts and home goods to raise money for an advocacy project that they are organizing for the spring. So far, students raised over $150 of the $250 needed to buy the screening rights to Life, Animated, a documentary by Roger Ross Williams. This documentary highlights the experience of a young […]
November 2, 2017
When asked what types of jobs interest him, the response was enthusiastic and immediate. “Fixer. Repairman. Handyman. Mechanic,” said Reed, a student in UMFS’s Courage to Succeed program, which helps students with autism or other neurological differences work toward a college degree, find work in their chosen field and ultimately learn to live independently. “I […]
July 26, 2017
Reed, a Courage to Succeed student, has taken on the responsibility of collecting recycling for the entire UMFS campus this summer. He has also created an information sheet that specifies which types of items are recyclable to improve UMFS sustainability efforts. Hear more about Reed’s experience below: “The job that I have been doing for […]
July 13, 2017
My name is Jake. I joined Courage to Succeed (C2S) to help improve my social skills and to learn about independent living skills.
May 9, 2017
During the 2017 Spring semester, select Courage to Succeed students participated in a group called S.E.I. This group helped students explore career options through job site visits and classroom-based instruction about job skills. VCU interns Claire McDonough and Deja Spratley organized and led this group as a part of their final semester with the Courage […]
April 11, 2017
Courage to Succeed students celebrated Mardi Gras by organizing a Game and Donut Day for UMFS staff and students. From mario kart to chess, students brought all sorts of games to play and share. Ironclad Coffee Roasting generously offered a donation of coffee for the event, and of course it would not be “Game and […]
January 26, 2017
The Courage to Succeed program is hosting a free Interest Luncheon on February 18th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charterhouse School auditorium at UMFS.
January 17, 2017
Yesterday in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, five Courage to Succeed students joined the Pop-Smith Scholarship Committee for a Day of Service. Students assisted in painting buildings on the UMFS campus and got a chance to spend time with their Pop-Smith Scholarship mentors.
December 5, 2016
Paul, a second-year Courage to Succeed student, embodies independence and mastery, two of the four pillars of the Circle of Courage®. He has shown leadership in academics and career planning. Below he discusses what steps he is taking to achieve his goal of becoming a physics professor. “My career aspirations are to complete my time […]