OUSD's Young Adult Program

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    David Cammarata

    Young Adult Program




Young Adult Program
  • Oakland Unified School District's Young Adult Program supports our young adult learners (18-22 years old) with moderate to severe disabilities as they become responsibly independent adults that have meaningful connections, routines, and participation in their community. We believe that our students deserve access to and participation in their community and, as a Transition Program, our aim is to prepare students for the transition to adult living that they are enjoying now and will continue to enjoy after they turn 22 years old.


    As a community based program, we focus on functional academics or life skills while teaching in a variety of community settings. Some of the transition services that we offer include job or vocational training, post-secondary training, mobility or travel training, and independent living skills instruction.


    There are 2 kinds of Young Adult Programs. The Community Immersion Program (CIP) is a full community inclusion program where students are in the community 90% - 100% of the time. The community serves as the “big classroom" where instruction takes place for students to acquire, maintain and generalize life skills. Our Community Mainstream Program (CMP) is a part-time community inclusion program where students are taught life skills in the community in less than 80% of the time due to medical, behavioral, or other challenges. Both programs are based on students’ transition goals and the students’ dreams for their future as adults.


    While many of our programs are based at local Community Colleges and Recreation Centers, the Young Adult Program does not have a formal relationship with the Peralta College Network or the Oakland Parks and Recreation Department. To that end, all of our programs and teachers have office and work space at Santa Fe School Site (915 54th Street, 94608). If you are looking to contact our educators or would like to gain additional information about our programs please do not go to the Community Colleges or Recreation Centers as they will have no additional information about the Young Adult Program.

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