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D.R.I.V.E. – An Overview

The D.R.I.V.E.  program provides a unique service for both school age and adult students with intellectual disabilities on a college campus.

The program is jointly administered by  the Penn Yan Central School District, ARC of Yates, and located on the Keuka College campus.

D.R.I.V.E. offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend school in an age appropriate setting.    All D.R.I.V.E. students are fully integrated into the campus of Keuka College.   Students attend at least one college class each semester.  In addition students receive instruction in academic skills, and a variety of life skills topics.

In the program, Keuka College students  serve as peer mentors to D.R.I.V.E. students.  They assist students to attend college classes and to assimilate into campus life.

As with any college student, the goal of D.R.I.V.E. students is to obtain meaningful employment upon graduating from the program.   Thus work study experiences are an important of D.R.I.V.E.

Students have participated in a wide variety of college classes as well as many campus clubs and activities.

For information on joining the D.R.I.V.E. program click on the admissions button above.