Monday, April 5, 2010

Student Mentor Helping Others With Disabilities Make Transition to College

STAATSBURG, N.Y. -- Even as she studies to be a special-education teacher, Kendall Wolven is being honored for her work helping those with developmental disabilities make the transition into the college community.
She has been nominated for the annual Student Employment Award for her work in the Diversity, Responsibility, Inclusion, Vision, and Experiential Learning (DRIVE) program. After becoming friends with students in the program during her freshman year at Keuka College, she knew she wanted to take part in it, said Wolven, 20.
Since July 2008, she has been peer mentoring in the program, which is a collaboration involving Penn Yan Central School District, Yates ARC and Keuka College that provides students with developmental disabilities access to post-secondary education.

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