Current programs

nurturing new skills


  • Cooking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Jewelry
  • Out and About
  • Sewing
  • Sports – YMCA and Special Olympics programs
  • Social Skills
  • Cake Decorating



Future programs

structured group-based programs

  • Woodworking
  • Basic Auto Maintenance Skills
  • Independent Living
    •   Budgeting
    •   Cleaning
    •   Laundry
    •   Shopping
    •   Transportation
    •   Personal Care
    •   Safety
    •   Meal Preparation
    •   Nutrition Awareness
  • Gardening
  • Child Care
  • Basic Manners
  • Handyman Skills
  • Music
  • Self-Defense

Mentorship program

seniors have a wealth of knowledge


Our communities are filled with knowledgeable, savvy, and experienced seniors with a desire to share their experiences and skills.

By initiating a senior mentorship program, we:

  • Provide a job opportunity for seniors in our community.
  • Allow seniors to earn extra income to help supplement their retirement.
  • Allow seniors to pass on much needed skills to our students.
  • Provide our students positive social interaction with seniors.
  • Provide an avenue for senior citizens to stay connected to their community and have a positive impact on our young adult students.


transportation service

  • Skills Academy will provide transportation for students that require it.
  • Skills Academy can currently transport 14 students.
  • Skills Academy will work with Metro Mobility arranging transportation as the school grows.

Additional services

Skills Academy has a goal of offering its students a way to earn additional income or to do volunteer work through many different programs:

  • An online Boutique to sell arts and crafts.
  • A greenhouse to grow and market vegetables and herbs to local restaurants.
  • A sewing and quilting program to make items to sell at craft fairs.
  • Volunteering opportunities with local charities and food banks/pantries.