STEP Mission & Outcomes

  • Mission Statement
    STEP serves students with special needs, 18-21 years old in the Selah School District and will help them to transition smoothly to having a job and living as independently as possible.

    We believe that each student is gifted and can become a valuable asset to the workplace as well as the community. We provide instruction in independent living skills such as social skills, organizational skills, cooking, budgeting and transportation by providing opportunities within our community. We believe that through community-based instruction and employment, each student can lead a full and successful life.

    Trained job coaches will work with students by providing:

    • Task analysis.
    • Support to employer.
    • Transportation.
    • Mentoring

    Outcomes
    The desired outcomes for students graduating from STEP include:

    • An active, viable, and continuing personalized transition plan based upon the capacities and interests of the individual student.
    • A portfolio of community and work experiences.
    • An established network of support that continues with a student beyond their exit from the school system.
    • Active engagement in a weekly schedule of meaningful work and community activities ("places to go, people to see, and things to do").