DRIVE (Diversity, Responsibility, Inclusion, Vision, and Experiential-learning) is a collaboration between the Arc of Yates, Dundee Central School District, and Keuka College. This program is a highly individualized education program for individuals with developmental disabilities to continue their education after high school in a collegiate environment.

The DRIVE program focuses on creating a unique and age-appropriate educational experience that nurtures student's social and academic growth. Students are given access to a myriad of experiential learning opportunities through service learning, work study, mentoring, and internships.

Students are guests in at least one Keuka College class each semester and enjoy privileges similar to those of Keuka College students. Keuka College students serve as peer mentors for DRIVE students, assisting them to become fully integrated into the college community.

While participating in Keuka College classes, DRIVE students are also enrolled in courses taught by educators from the Arc of Yates and Dundee Central School District. Students are offered these additional core curriculum and life skills classes to complement Keuka College courses.

While enrolled in the DRIVE program, students are encouraged to participate in vocational training, volunteerism, and/or extracurricular activities both on-campus and in the community.

DRIVE has been recognized by the New York State Department of Education as an effective practice in transition programming for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The program has also received recognition from former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative University for DRIVE's commitment to post-secondary education for students with disabilities.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the DRIVE program, please contact us at (315) 536-7447 or 
contact us for more information.  


DRIVE Field Period at Cumming Nature Center 2018

DRIVE Field Period at Cumming Nature Center

During the month of January the DRIVE  students completed their Field Period at Cumming Nature Center.  The students participated in outdoor activities, completed service and maintenance projects at the center, and built items in the woodworking shop.

Recent News

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

 

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

The second basket up in our Duck Race basket reveal is: The Chamber Of Commerce Basket valued at $150!

 

This basket is full of local treasures including; Harvest Celebration tickets, Keuka Lake Wine Trail passes, a gift certificate, and of course a bottle of wine with 2 stemless wine glasses.

 

Special thanks to The Flower Cart for their assistance in wrapping all our amazing prize baskets.

 

 

Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th.  Thanks to the generous support of our community, the first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00.  Check our website and events page over the next five weeks as we reveal more of the gift baskets that will be awarded to our lucky winners!  And that’s not all!  Our first place winner will have their name engraved on the Mirror Ball Duck Trophy – new this year!  Don’t miss out – purchase your tickets now at Lyons National Bank, Community Bank, Yates County Chamber of Commerce or by clicking on the "Buy Now" button in the events section. Tickets are on sale for $5 each or five for $20.  For more information click on the events section or contact Karissa Hefferon at 315-536-7447.

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