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Lighthouse Central Florida Helps Teens Transition to Independence

Lighthouse Central Florida, a nonprofit that delivers crucial, no-fee services to clients living with vision impairment or blindness is thanking the greater Orlando community for exceeding their summer fundraising goal. One program that Lighthouse Central Florida offers to teens helps them transition to independence, and they recently took a field trip. Local support makes these important programs possible.

The Transition program provides students with skills and experiences to successfully transition from high school to post-secondary activities, such as college, vocational school or employment.

The Lighthouse team recently brought students on a field trip to a local store for a scavenger hunt. Participants were challenged to find items they liked and that they would want to have in their dorm room. They wrote down the name of the product and its price. When they returned to Lighthouse, they shared their list. While comparing costs of everyone’s items, they discussed the difference between “needs” and “wants” – an important skill to understanding managing a household budget.

Lighthouse Central Florida launched a 2022 summer fundraising campaign on July 5th, with a goal to raise $10,000 by September 22nd – and is now thanking everyone who helped them exceed that goal and make programs like this possible in greater Orlando.

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