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New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Parent of NDFYA Student Shares Experience to Prospective Parent

Parent of NDFYA Student Shares Experience to Prospective Parent

New Directions Parent

 This inquisitive parent decides to ask a current Parent of a New Directions Child about their experience:

"Hi, 

We're looking into the program New Directions for Young Adults out in Pleasant Hill, CA for our almost 18 y.o. kid. Does anyone know anythingabout this program? Have your kids gone there?...or kids of friends?

We are looking for a program to support our kid in community college and to help them prepare for 4 year college--so I'd appreciate referrals toany other programs you know of, as well.

thanks"

Response:

"My 20 yr old daughter attends New Directions. She has been there for about 7 mos. and is making good progress at becoming more independent.  A year ago she sat on her bed all day playing video games.  

Now she takes a couple of classes at DVC, volunteers at the animalshelter and is looking for a job. The program has just enough structure and the staff is good. I recommend taking the tour."

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