What We Do

Our Mission

To empower, educate and encourage visually impaired students, ages 13 through 21, by giving them the proper knowledge and education needed to succeed in the workforce, in college and in everyday life.

We provide free services in five key areas to serve students.

Self-Advocacy

Guiding students through hands on activities to encourage and educate them to become self-aware, independent leaders who can communicate their needs in a realistic responsible manner. These exercises can be taught one on one or in a group setting based on the student’s schedule.

Career Readiness

Students will practice mock interviews, resume building, transportation, workplace etiquette/culture, and soft skills.

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

We set up partnerships with companies to allow students to get real job exposure in the field they are interested in. These opportunities include job shadows, job tours and internships. The student is paid by us upon completion of their internship.

College Exploration

After researching a student’s interest, they will have the opportunity to visit colleges/universities to find the right fit for them. While visiting the school, the student will gather information on admissions, financial aid, housing, disability services, major of interest department and other areas they are interested in exploring.

Mentoring

To introduce blind youth to positive blind role models through monthly and quarterly group activities for mentees and mentors. The key to the success of blind individuals is the fact that blind people learn best to deal with their blindness by the exposure of other blind individuals.

Helping visually impaired students prepare for their careers


Successful Transitions    119 S. Kilbourne Rd.    Columbia, SC    29205    -    803-960-9977    -    jennifer@successforlives.org




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