VOICE program celebrates graduates
Nearly 40 students who participated in the Lincoln Public Schools Vocational Opportunity in Community Experience (VOICE) program were presented with their high school diplomas Monday night during a graduation celebration held at Bryan Health Medical Center.
“What a special night,” LPS Director of Special Education Jenny Fundus said to a room full of attendees. “Honorees, thank you for being great students. We wish you the best in your future and don’t forget to stay in touch.”
The mission of the VOICE program is to prepare students with disabilities, primarily ages 18 to 21, to gain the skills and connections they need to facilitate a positive transition into adult living.
The program started more than 25 years ago and currently serves about 110 students. The program’s goal is for students to learn about independence, career development, developing self and academics. They gain community-based work and life experience at 13 different sites throughout Lincoln, including Bryan Health Warehouse, Duncan Aviation, Food Bank of Lincoln, Hy-Vee and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This year’s VOICE graduates:
East High School
Lincoln High School
North Star High School
Northeast High School
Southeast High School
Southwest High School
Published: May 22, 2019, Updated: May 22, 2019