Twenty students enrolled in the summer life skills program at Smithtown High School West are spending the school break working on their job skills, academics and even learning how to garden. Outside in the courtyard of the school, students planted and cared for a garden and then enjoyed their bounty of vegetables. They spend the first half of the school day concentrating on academic work and also attend a weekly music therapy session. In the afternoon, older students head to job sites while the younger students have the opportunity to work on their pre-vocational skills.
Photo courtesy of: Smithtown Central School District