• Community Classrooms

    The Young Adult Program is committed to helping young adults learn to work independently and become productive members of the community by expanding the walls of classroom learning.

    Services Offered

    • One-on-one job coaching
    • Worksite placement opportunities within the student’s own community
    • Independent employment settings
    • Work evaluations to allow for strengthening of employability skills
    • Assistance with job development:
      • Job searching
      • Applications
      • Resume building
      • Interview techniques


    Campus Locations

    KRESA Commons
    5177 West Main St.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    South Street
    422 E. South St.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    Work-Based Learning

    Work-Based Learning is an opportunity for students to receive on-the-job training. Students will improve:

    • Organizational skills
    • Communication skills
    • Time management skills
    • Employability skills
    • Student motivation, dependability and reliability
    • Attendance and graduation rates


    Instructional Focus:

    • Supports IEP/transition goals
    • Emphasizes independence, safety and personal development skills
    • Navigates community and identifies transportation needs/options
    • Promotes connection to community agencies
    • Outlines expected workplace behaviors: attendance, feedback, following directions


    Worksite Locations

    Students are matched with a worksite located within Kalamazoo County. Student interest and preferences are taken into account for all assignments.

    With 30 employer partners throughout the county, placements are available in a variety of employment settings. Examples include:

    • Retail
    • Food industry
    • Childcare
    • Automotive
    • Medical Facilities
    • Pet Care