Become a Wonderwood Student!

Registration for the Wonderwood College Bridge program, Fall 2018 Semester

The next phase of this brand-new college transition program begins September 3, 2018. This revolutionary program includes seven components of instruction to assist students with Down syndrome in preparing in every way to become an independent college student. Students work to strengthen all academic areas, increase self-control and persistence, learn safe navigation of their campus and community, improve study habits, begin accumulating college credit, and learn the culture of college life. A very limited number of openings are still available for fall semester. Applications, tuition, scholarships, housing information, and for-credit class information will be available July 1, 2018.

Expected weekly schedule:
Monday afternoons: Students arrive at their condo in Provo and enjoy evening activities with roommates and peers.
Tuesday mornings: Attend college classes on BYU campus. Attend forums/devotionals. Receive specialized math instruction in the Education Lab on campus.
Tuesday afternoons: Attend cooking class. Receive intensive specialized instruction in reading comprehension, writing, and health. Take turns cooking for roommates. Attend evening campus activities.
Wednesdays: Participate in community activities with peers, including hikes, workouts, cultural events, public transportation, sports, and arts. Complete homework and independent living assignments. Attend LDS Institute classes with peers.
Thursday mornings: Attend college classes on BYU campus.
Thursday afternoons: Strengthen articulation and communication skills in speech therapy. Receive specialized support for an online college course and the academic skills it requires. At 4:00 pm, return to family homes for rest and independent work on assignments.

To request registration materials and program updates, please register here. 

Registration for Saturday Science: Science Education, Exercise, and Fun with Peers!

Saturday Science is a 6-month learning program that involves young adults with and without Down syndrome in hands-on, customized science experiences. Wildlife, astronomy, music, electricity, earth science, anatomy, and food science become fascinating as local scientists, community educators, and college students mentor projects and instruction. Saturday activities also include community excursions, use of an amazing private trampoline park, and specialized curriculum to enhance learning and retention.

Where?
In Provo, Utah at House of Trix, formerly the historic BYU Women’s Gymnasium
515 North University Avenue, Provo, UT, 84601

When?
May 5th – October 20th, 2018
9am – 2pm Every 1st & 3rd Saturday for 6 months

Who?
o Young Adults (age 14+) with Down Syndrome
o Student volunteers to help facilitate their learning process
o Corporate Sponsors to back the initiative.

Cost?
Thanks to generous donations, this $760 program is reduced to $360 per student for the entire 6 month program, and is free for peer volunteers.

Contact Information
Please contact the Program Manager, McKay Reese, at mdreese146@gmail.com or call or text via 949-412-2003

To become a participant, fill out this registration form
To become a volunteer, fill out this registration form