Jump! Start Program
What’s Your Next Step?
Many adults with disabilities are thinking about their next steps toward living more
independently in the community, pursuing employment opportunities, and shaping their
quality of life. What’s your next step? Nicolet College’s innovative Jump! Start Program
provides individualized goal setting, increased employability and independent living
skills, work experience and work practicum options, access to college coursework,
networking and social connections within the College community, and increased self-determination
and self-advocacy skills.
Jump! Start is an innovative approach to inclusive post-secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities. The program is based at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and is designed for students who require more than the traditional level of support in order to be successful in a college environment. The program is a partnership among Nicolet College, the Northland Pines, Rhinelander, and Crandon School Districts, Headwaters, Inc., and the Human Service Center.
To be considered for the Jump! Start program, individuals should be:
- Transition students between the ages of 18 - 21 with an active IEP and deferred graduation OR
- Adults with a desire to be lifelong learners who wish to take academic courses for
credit or audit
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact us for more information about the program, including fees, class schedules, and application materials.