Young Adult Learning

Two students sitting in a classroom
October 5, 2017
A new nine-month program equips college-bound students with skills they need to earn a degree.
Two men sit at a table and look at papers.
October 4, 2017
Perkins programs helped public school student Anthony gain job-searching skills and experiences.
Two students and teachers sit at a table reading a book and exploring tactile objects
August 31, 2017
Perkins' first-ever Literacy Activity Program offers students a chance to keep reading and learning during summer break.
A woman in a laundry room reaches up to press a button on a dryer.
July 27, 2017
Public school student Natacha learns housekeeping skills at the Residence Inn through the Perkins World of Work program.
A student and a teacher, both wearing headphones, hold a microphone with a fluffy cover.
July 11, 2017
Perkins students learn about soundscape ecology from Purdue researchers.
A college-bound student sits at a table working at a laptop
June 7, 2017
Set yourself up for success by visiting schools, signing up for the SATs and sharpening your skills.
Two students and a teaching assistant cook in the Oliver Cottage kitchen.
May 16, 2017
Residential students at Perkins learn independent living skills everywhere, including the local grocery store.
Perkins and public school students perform a skit on stage.
April 24, 2017
At the Winter Vacation Theater Program, students step outside their comfort zone as they rehearse and perform a play.
A student in a wheelchair approaches the doorway of Oliver Cottage
April 21, 2017
Every time they do a load of laundry or cook a pizza, residential students at Perkins are learning essential skills for living independently.
A student holds a DNA model while a teacher stands next to her
March 28, 2017
Students incorporate popcorn, saltwater snails, grape soda and homemade rockets into their science experiments.

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