Enterprising Programs and Externship Opportunities
Opportunities Academy features enterprises that reinforce employment and independent living skills. Our students perform clerical tasks, custodial work, and run a student enterprise serving coffee and snacks to OA and Collegiate Academies staff. These real-world job experience help students develop a familiarity with point of sale technologies, customer service skills, and food and beverage preparation techniques.
Other students are placed in an externship position with a business in the community. Our students work at Ma Momma’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Hyatt, Louisiana SPCA, and Magnolia Physical Therapy.
Students spend their days in a loving and supportive community focused on:
internships and job skills like prepping for interviews.
making friends, helping others, and building a community.
practicing how to independently do daily chores for home living success.
everyday math and reading skills.
using public transportation and navigating the community.
accessing the community: library, movies, bank, mall, museums, gardens, public pool, healthcare, and grocery stores.
Students will leave the program with skills like how to:
get and keep a job.
create a support system with local agencies for services.
plan a budget.
create lasting friendships and social networking opportunities.
grocery shop and prepare healthy meals.
independently access the bus for transportation.
live more independently at home, with roommates, or alone.