Activity Opportunities at WEC
In our unending charge of meeting the needs of our at-risk students, WEC offers the following programs:
Each year, the students and staff are involved in a community service project. Grants are written to secure the funding for the projects and the students provide the labor. Past projects have included painting the bathhouse and picnic tables at the Newburgh Park, applying mulch at the Fortress of Fun at the Newburgh Park, raking leaves for the elderly, conducting street sweeps to pick up litter, and constructing a Freedom Fountain to honor our service men and women.
CPR classes are offered each year to all WEC students using the American Heart Association Life Savers Course. Basic CPR instruction and the Heimlich Maneuver are taught using life-like manikins designed for this training.
DYGIT (Developing Your Growth in Teams)
DYGIT is a regularly scheduled homeroom program that encourages collaboration and problem-solving within teams.
Basic jewelry is made starting with jute necklaces and stretch bracelets and eventually to stringing beads. The students come in over their lunch hour to create and can take a piece of jewelry home with them within the hour.
Jobs for American Graduates (JAG)
This program started in September of 2010 to provide support for our learners to become better prepared for postsecondary training. The JAG representative works with the students to help them determine what type of postsecondary training they would like and also to help the students secure funding for their continued schooling.
WEC provides an on-sight nursery for the children of our students. The nursery was funded by community organizations and individuals. Volunteers from the community staff the nursery each day and have become an invaluable part of our school.
The Tobacco Awareness Program (TAP) is a comprehensive tobacco cessation curriculum that provides information, opportunities for self-assessment, and challenging weekly assignments to help students quit their use of tobacco.
Other Activities Include:
- Clothes closet for not only our students but for the outlying community
- WEC Diner that enables our students to get to know each other in a relaxed environment
- Challenge Day activities to allow our students to get to know themselves and each other better
- Guest Speakers who address areas of concern to our students (college choices, career opportunities, health issues, and more)
The Warrick Education Center operates under the philosophy that we are all a family. Students and staff address each other on a first-name basis, show mutual respect, and participate in activities outside the classroom (Challenge course, annual hot dog roast, Christmas adopted family, canned food drive for needy, and more).