During the Transition Academy’s two-year program, participants live in their own private bedroom in a four-bedroom suite on the first floor of First Place–Phoenix. They benefit from career services ranging from volunteer work and internships to employment. Living at First Place, participants can enjoy a wide range of property amenities, the convenience of a midtown location and walking distance to public transportation.
In year one, the syllabus includes 16 of 32 Learn4Independence courses enabling individuals to build more independent life and work skills. In year two, participants complete the remaining 16 courses, continue transition planning and, upon completion of the program, receive a certificate in life skills at the GateWay Community College graduation ceremony.