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NOTE: Applications for the 2021/2022 year are now available (see links) and will be due May 15.
Join Dutchess Community College’s new Think Ahead program to develop job skills and life skills while enjoying a college experience! It is anticipated classes will be held on the Poughkeepsie campus, however remote participation may be required.
You’re a good fit for this program if you are:
A high school graduate, at least 18 years old and a Dutchess County resident
Willing to engage in work experiences or audit credit-bearing classes, in addition to attending nine hours/week of Think Ahead classes
Seeking skills to prepare for gainful employment
Living at home, independently or in a certified setting
Able to arrange transportation to DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus
Able to cover basic expenses including:
Optional commuter meal plan is available at extra cost
1. Have OPWDD eligibility and be enrolled in the Home & Community Based Services Medicaid waiver.
2. Have an Individual Services Plan (ISP) that supports program course/goals.
Note: If you anticipate a need for disability related accommodations to attend or participate, please call (845) 431-8058.