Work Experience Program

About The Program

One component of our High School and in particular the Transition to Independence Program (TIP) is our Career Readiness through Education and Work Experience (C.R.E.W.E.) program.
This is an exploratory work experience at various off-campus locations, such as Sister’s Hospital, Elam Jewett Café, Habitat for Humanity and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry. Students are provided with opportunities for hands-on experiences in various areas. This volunteer work also adds to the student’s community service hours, resumes, and applications for college and employment.
For students who are at least 16 years old we offer the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Summer Work Program. The Summer Work Program is a great way to learn new skills and participate in different work opportunities. Students do landscaping work, paint classrooms, move classroom materials, and daily tasks such as setting up and taking down swimming pools for the younger students.  All work situations are age appropriate and done in accordance with New York State Law.