The transition from high school to the real world can be a difficult and stressful time for many students, especially for those students graduating from special education and community school settings. On April 30, dozens of students attending education programs operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) attended a transition fair to learn about services that are available to them once they leave high school.
Representatives from 20 organizations gathered inside the multipurpose room at the Leo A. Palmiter campus for the 6th Annual Transition Resource Fair to offer information and support to students from Leo A. Palmiter High School, E. L. Hickey High School, Gerber High School and North Area Community School. The services ranged from education, training and job placement to housing programs.
Representatives from the following agencies provided resource information:
- Boys & Girls Club
- CA Foundation for Independent Living
- CA Gang Violence Prevention
- Chicks in Crisis
- Community Service Planning Council
- Department of Rehabilitation
- Employment Development Department
- Friday Night Live
- Job Corps
- La Familia Counseling Center
- Mind Focus, Inc.
- Northern California Construction and Training (NCCT)
- Planned Parenthood
- Project TEACH
- Sacramento City College
- Sacramento Urban League
- Sacramento Works Career Center
- The Art Institutes
Transition is a process that helps students develop plans to prepare for life after graduating from high school. Transition planning can include preparing for post-secondary education, vocational training, supported employment, continuing and adult education, independent living and community participation.
The annual SCOE transition fair promotes advocacy and helps students identify the many, varied opportunities available to them after high school. The event brings agencies into the school setting for easy access for students, parents, guardians and teachers.