Carter High helps students prepare for life after graduation
BY TEVIN STINSON
More than 50 students attended the third annual Transition Fair held at Carter High School, one of seven non-traditional school in the local school district that offers transition services for students.
Designed to help students with special needs plan their future, this year’s event featured representatives from UNC Greensboro, Financial Pathways, Top Priority Care Services, Triad First Families, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority and countless others.
After telling a group about the services provided by the city’s transportation services division, Erica Lowery said after participating in the event last year and seeing the impact they made connect-ing with people in the community, they felt the need to come back this year. Currently WSTA provides curb-to-curb services to disabled citizens who reside in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
“We feel it is important that students and their families know about the things we do to help individuals with special needs,” Lowery said.
While exploring and meeting with recruiters with her grandson Cortez Moore, who attends Carter, Patricia Thomas said she thought the fair was a great idea. She said everyone she met with during the fair was friendly and very helpful.
“I learned about a lot of programs I didn’t even know existed,” said Thomas. “Events like this let students know they have options when planning their futures. I think events like this also helps students build confidence.”