Innovative Office Solutions is the proud sponsor of the Charity of the Month program in partnership with the Minnesota Wild. The program brings exposure to a different Minnesota charity each month throughout the NHL season. The Minnesota Wild charity of the month for April, 2017 is Minnesota Life College.
Minnesota Life College Provides Real Skills for Real Life™
Minnesota Life College is a life-long learning program for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other learning differences who want to lead an independent life within the community. MLC’s purpose is to provide Real Skills for Real Life™ training in an exceptional learning setting and be a transition guide for the many changes that can take place throughout one’s adult life.The mission of Minnesota Life College is to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and learning differences. Since 1996, MLC has been creating a community of resources for independence by educating individuals on how to successfully transition from high school into safe, healthy, productive, and independent adults.
Minnesota Life College students discover their strengths, identify their challenges, and develop strategies for living successfully on their own after graduation. The MLC staff understands the many nuances of being able to find, secure, and maintain meaningful employment, and their programs are designed to provide students with real work experiences. They provide students with continued practice in our training internships to help them develop the skills and tools necessary to live independent and meaningful lives.
Minnesota Life College sets up education and experiential learning environments that enable students and graduates to achieve independence and surpass the expectations set by their demographic statistics and national trends. 85% of their eligible job seekers are employed, 80% of their graduates engage in two to three social activities each week, and 90% of their graduates are living in their own apartment—not with their parents or in group homes. Every single one of those individuals has been living independently since their completion of the undergraduate program offered by Minnesota Life college.
Innovative Office Solutions is proud to sponsor Minnesota Life College in partnership with the Minnesota Wild as the March charity of the month. To learn more about how your organization could benefit, check out our Community Programs page.