ADVANCE fosters self-advocacy, independence, fiscal awareness, confidence, employment readiness, and social relationship skills. Located in an Midtown Houston, the urban setting allows the participants to learn from daily, real-world experiences as they strive for and achieve a life of independence. Our program creates consistent habits of physical activity, body and image awareness, with cooking instruction and nutrition considerations. The ADVANCE Immersive Transition Program model creates possibilities for higher level learning, stress management, and manageable anxiety levels. Living and interacting with peers and neighbors invites our students to engage freely with others as they pursue meaning and self-determination.
ADVANCE instructors engage students
Face to Face (instruction),
Hand over Hand (demonstration),
Shoulder to Shoulder (observation) and
Heart to Heart (trust and accountability).