The Ari Center’s commitment to supporting the advancement and educational development of Black school-aged children has roots in our Vision Planning Services. Our Vision Planning Services are transition support services focused on enhancing all children’s academic and functional achievement as they progress through school to graduation. Our Vision Planning Services are viewed through a cultural lens to ensure that support is culturally sensitive and relevant to the individuals and communities we serve. Being culturally sensitive means considering values, beliefs, and practices while designing and delivering transition support. By doing so, individuals and communities are more likely to feel understood, respected, and supported in their transition process.
It is never too early to start planning for what will happen after your child graduates from high school. We help identify natural, community, and/or school-based supports and develop goal-oriented plans to support the child’s post-graduation vision. Emphasis is placed on student involvement to foster the best possible chance for success and to empower families to make informed decisions regarding continued education, employment, and independent living after graduation. The priority is not only that the child graduates but that they also realize post-school outcomes that address their strengths and abilities.