By Vera Lloyd

    Spring is a busy time of year, especially for seniors in high school. Vera Lloyd’s three seniors are no exception. They recently enjoyed prom and have graduation coming up soon.

    Like many other seniors, our girls are both excited and anxious about leaving home (Vera Lloyd).Our Transition Services Coordinator Tiara Miller just stepped in to her position in December, so she has focused a great deal of her attention on preparing these young ladies for their next chapter. They have toured colleges, technical schools, and transitional living programs, in addition to working on independent living skills and transition plans.

    As you know, many seniors take a senior trip. The Vera Lloyd seniors do not usually have this opportunity, but Tiara has organized a Senior Retreat Trip for our girls. They will head to Fayetteville in early June to tour the University of Arkansas, explore other educational opportunities and have FUN visiting a place where they have never been. Thanks to a generous donor, they will have wonderful accommodations while in Northwest Arkansas.

    Our Transition Services program is in its infancy, but we know that giving our youth a chance to explore education and career options beyond high school, master independent living skills and create support networks through mentor relationships will make a difference in their lives after Vera Lloyd. Our senior girls are looking forward to their future and we are looking forward to seeing them become successful adults.

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