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) 719-5324 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
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets will be revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. The eighth basket we are revealing is The Restaurant Basket!

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race
The 3rd Annual Duck Race is quickly approaching!  Scheduled for Friday, June 15th, this year’s race will kick off with a family fundraising event at Lake Street Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The event, held in partnership with Yates County Chamber of Commerce’s Cruisn Night, will host a DJ, face painter, games and kid friendly fare.  For more than twenty years the Yates County Chamber of Commerce has hosted Crusin Night, and this year the Arc of Yates is excited to partner with them to include this family themed opportunity.

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets will be revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. The seventh basket we are revealing is The Night Out Basket!

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets will be revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. The sixth basket we are revealing is The Wine Tour Basket!

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets will be revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. The fifth basket we are revealing is The Family Fun Basket!
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