Educational Programs

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Basic Cooking

Basic cooking is a skills-based program with 12 classes – every Wednesday.  Individuals will learn: basics of cooking in a teamwork setting; table etiquette; chopping skills; kitchen safety; balanced meal planning, and affordable healthy food choices. Participants are exposed to creative ways of cooking and ethnic food.  Fun, learning and food, all in one!  Program runs from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm.  Lunch is always prepared (and eaten) by participants!

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Life Skills

Life Skills Program focuses on expanding the range of day to day activities young adults with diverse abilities can do independently. This interactive program is fun and teaches a variety of day to day skills such as: social competencies; money management; community reading; etiquette; safety; public transportation, and community volunteering. Developing knowledge of community resources and involvement helps promote independence for each individual. Past and continuing participants have especially shown a significant gain in social skills.  This class is offered on Thursdays and runs weekly for 12 sessions from 9:30am to 2:00pm at $40.00/month.

Life Skills – TRU

The Life Skills – TRU program is for students with cognitive and other disabilities to continue their pursuit toward obtaining independence in their lifestyle.  The objective of the program is to maximize students’ full potential and personal development by: teaching a variety of practical skills required for everyday living; improving social skills; strengthening community connections and knowledge; and increasing independence.  To obtain the Life Skills Application, the Grant Application and more information on the program use the links below.

TRU Life Skills:

Grant Application

Diverse Works

Diverse Works is an exciting program which fosters creativity and promotes entrepreneurship.  Participants meet every Tuesday afternoon for 12 weeks from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. In the past, participants have made cards; ornaments; jewelry, and woodworking items (tool boxes and bird houses). These items are then sold at craft fairs, Farmer’s Markets as well as through our office and Facebook page. Participants are taught how to make items for sale; entrepreneurship; money skills, and retail skills. Participants receive money from sales of their products to the public.

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American Sign Language Course

American Sign Language is one of our new educational programs offered by People In Motion, our new session starts September 18 from 6 – 8 pm; fee is $140  for non-members and $130 for members; every Tuesday and Thursday for 10 sessions.  Interested in taking the course, please call the office – 250-376-7878 or email Kari Rubel at