Students from Montgomery, Telfair, and Wheeler County High Schools participated in the summer GROW program June 5th through June 9th, 2023, at the Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce. This weeklong program provided training to students in five areas: Self-Advocacy, Career Exploration, Workplace Readiness, Counseling on Post-Secondary opportunities, and Work Based Learning experiences. The students learned about Money Management and toured the Wheeler County State Bank. They were also enlightened about the community as they toured the Alamo City Hall, Prison Well, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Wheeler County Sheriff’s office. The students received leadership, self-advocacy, and social media etiquette trainings. They toured the campus of Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.