St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, June 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Special Needs Adult Program - S.N.A.P.

ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SPECIAL NEEDS ADULT PROGRAM (S.N.A.P.)
 
An Education Outreach Ministry
 
 
 
      
 
PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
 
A person has innate worth, has ideas/opinions of value, and has basic human rights.  We acknowledge these facts and structure our daily program to encourage and support the whole person in an accepting Christian environment.  This program like others at St. Andrew follow the guidelines for Safe Sanctuaries.  The Safe Sanctuaries policy reflects St. Andrew's commitment to provide a safe and secure environment for all children, youth and vulnerable adults, as well as the volunteers and staff who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church.
 
PROGRAM POLICIES
 
This program is offered to post-graduate high school students who cannot or have not found employment because of physical or mental challenges.  These persons were classified in the public school system as SLD (severe learning disability) or the higher functioning MI (mentally impaired).
 
The S.N.A.P. class is designed to meet the social and recreational needs of our program participants. 
 
Transportation to and from the SNAP program may be arranged through Kanawha Rapid Transit Authority (KRT)
 
TUITION
 
Monthly tuition is due on the first of each month.  Tuition is $210.00 per month.  There are scholarships available for half of each month's tuition.  These are awarded by the Missions Committee at the beginning of each school year.
  
CLASS TIME
 
The class meets four days a week (Tuesday-Friday) from 9:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.  Students should not arrive in class before 8:50 a.m.  The S.N.A.P. Class follows the Kanawha County School calendar for days off and holidays.  In the event of a 2 hour delay the S.N.A.P. Class will not meet.
 
LUNCH
 
Students bring their lunch each day to class.  We have a refrigerator and a microwave in our kitchen area for them to use.  On Friday we usually eat out or order food delivered.  Students bring money to cover the cost of their meal.
 
S.N.A.P. SHOP
 
The S.N.A.P shop is a place that we have set up in the office space of one of our rooms.  The students display and sell their handmade crafts.  We make holiday crafts throughout the year as well as earrings to sell.  The money made is used to fund some field trips and special projects that the students have chosen.
 
FIELD TRIPS
 
Our students take field trips on Fridays, weather permitting. We enjoy going bowling, to the Dollar Tree and library. We combine our trip with lunch so we are able to spend our whole Friday out of our classroom setting.
 
MORE INFORMATION
 
To learn more about our SNAP Staff click here
 
For more information, please call the church office at 304-727-7114 or email the church at saintandrewumc@suddenlink.com.