"‘Tis the season for sweet treats and gestures, and a handful of students offered that in droves to their fellow classmates and school faculty, the day before Valentine’s Day.
Students with special needs from Aurora West Prep Academy made chocolate treats and hand delivered them across the school, Thursday.
The event is part of a new program at the school to teach business skills to the students with significant and profound needs. In addition to the business skills accrued, the students will also learn about food safety and customer service, as well as costs of products, how to budget their money and even how to cook.
'This is a life skill that they’re going to need their entire lives,' said Individual Learning Center teacher, Annette Green. Green works with students with significant and profound needs. These skills are aimed at contributing to these students being able to successfully live on their own, Green said."