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Randolph CTC & Drew students work together to make raised Garden Beds

During DPS Go Green Week, Donald Carter, DPS Garden Bed Project Supervisor, and Mark Knight, Carpentry Teacher, worked with students from both Randolph Career and Technical Center and Drew Transition Center on constructing raised Garden Beds. As part of the Detroit School Garden Collaborative, sponsored by the DPS Office of School Nutrition, over 40 school sites across the district have raised garden beds, rain water collection systems, gravel walkways and training centers. The goal of the Garden Collaborative program is to increase access to healthy foods for all students, improve nutrition and reduce childhood obesity, increase the nutrient density of school meals and establish school-based gardens.

Drew Transition Center showcases Hoop House during Go Green Week

As part of Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever ‘Go Green Week,’ Drew Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, showcased its outdoor Hoop House and Community Garden, where the students harvest vegetables that are used throughout the year in the school’s cafeteria. Drew students also assisted in a demonstration to parents on how to make a healthy Stoplight Salad, using greens harvested from the Hoop House. Video highlights from the event: About Drew Transition Center The Charles Drew Transition Center is a unique post-secondary vocational center for Moderate and Severely Cognitively Impaired, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Physically Impaired, Otherwise Health Impaired, and students with Autism. The Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, is a one-of-a-kind

Drew Transition Center to showcase its Hoop House, give healthy food demos to parents

As part of Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever ‘Go Green Week,’ Drew Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, will showcase its outdoor Hoop House and Community Garden, where the school’s students harvest vegetables that are used throughout the year in the school’s cafeteria. Drew’s students will also assist in a demonstration to parents on how to make a healthy Stoplight Salad, using greens harvested from the Hoop House. When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27 Drew Transition Center 9600 Wyoming, Detroit About Drew Transition Center The Charles Drew Transition Center is a unique post-secondary vocational center for Moderate and Severely Cognitively Impaired, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Physically Impaired, Otherwise Health Impaired, and students with Autism. The Transition Center,

Drew students host “R U an Innovator?” event at Charles H. Wright Museum

The students of Drew Transition Center, a post-secondary vocational center for special needs students ages 20-26, hosted a new fundraising event this week titled “R U an Innovator” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 12-4 p.m. “R U an Innovator” was the first fundraising event under the program “R U Ready 4 BIZness,” which is a unique entrepreneurship curriculum launched at Drew this year. The goal behind the “R U an Innovator” event was to empower, educate and encourage youths in the metro Detroit area to learn about financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Students from across the district attended the event and participated in challenges such as Developing a Mobile Phone

School of the Week: The Charles R. Drew Center!

The Charles R. Drew Center is a unique post-secondary vocational center for students who are Moderate and Severely Cognitively Impaired, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Physically Impaired, Otherwise Health Impaired, and students with Autism. But anyone who visits Drew knows it’s so much more than that. The entire staff at Drew – from the principal, to the teachers to the parents, custodians and security – are all devoted to creating a nurturing space that has a laser-like focus on helping students learn valuable life skills that they can apply toward a successful life after Drew. The Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26,  is a one-of-a-kind Center-Based educational facility that has created a continuum of services for students with

DPS opens brand new One-Stop Support Shop for all parents of students with Special Needs

Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 26, opened a brand new One-Stop Support Shop to serve parents of students with special needs from any DPS school as part of its new Parent Resource Center at Drew Transition Center. The One Stop Support Shop kicked off with a free half-day event drawing parents from across the district who sampled the services that will be available year-round at the Center. Parents are participating in mini workshops, receiving information from partners, and hearing from a parent panel. “Being able to provide a wide array of information and support to our parents and those across DPS – all in one place – will positively impact them and their children,” said Robert Avedisian, principal of

New “Surviving in the Real World” financial curriculum launches at Charles Drew Transition Center for Money Smart Week

On Wednesday, April 18, Drew Transition Center, a post-secondary vocational center for special needs students ages 20-26, launched R U Ready 4 BIZness, a unique skit-oriented entrepreneurship curriculum, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit branch. The new curriculum kicked off Wednesday in advance of Money Smart Week. The Michigan House passed a resolution declaring April 21-28, 2012, as Money Smart Week in Michigan, highlighting the importance of financial education for all Michiganders. “Financial literacy is essential to being successful in the adult world,” said Drew Principal Robert Avedisian. “This simulation will provide our students the opportunity to learn the impact of credit rating on everyday living. Our staff members have created a wonderful learning experience for our

Drew Transition Center to hold Open House Tuesday

The Charles R. Drew Transition Center will hold an Open House Tuesday, December 13, 2011 to showcase the $5.2 million renovation of the center that allows DPS to adequately serve the nearly 500 students who previously attended Detroit Transition Center East and Detroit Transition Center West. Students who attend Drew Transition Center are ages 20-26 and are visually impaired, hearing impaired, moderately and severely cognitively impaired, physically impaired, otherwise health impaired, and autistic. They learn independent living and employability skills in real-life environments, both within the school site and out in the community. The Charles Drew First Independent Bank will be open, as well as the Charles Drew grill. Light refreshments will be served. Where and when: 10 a.m. –

w/photos: DPS school for adults with special needs launches new commercial kitchen program

Charles R. Drew Transition Center, a Detroit Public School that serves special needs adults ages 20-26, today launched a new commercial kitchen learning experience for its students. The “Nutrition Center” is a collaboration project between the Drew Transition Center and DPS Office of Food Services.  The Nutrition Center at Drew is designed to enable students to have a real world commercial kitchen learning experience. Students with a variety of disabilities will prepare food, serve fellow students, while meeting guidelines for federal reimbursable meals service and child nutrition.  Ninety students will participate.

Drew Transition Center and First Independence Bank team to spread financial literacy into the classrooms by launching student-run in-school bank today

The bank adds to the robust programming at the renovated Drew Transition Center, which serves special-needs adults ages 20–26; school features include wheelchair-accessible theater, laundry facility, beauty salon, retail clothing store, and more The Charles R. Drew Transition Center and First Independence Bank have teamed up to spread financial literacy into the classrooms, and today launched a student-run in-school bank at Drew, which serves special-needs adults ages 20–26. The new banking program at Drew gives students the opportunity to open a savings account and participate in a savings program at the school. Students make deposits into saving accounts during school, but only make withdrawals at First Independence Bank when accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Students, who also staff the