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Future Builders School On Thomas Pond

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Alternative education program for students with special needs. Serves students in grades 7 to 12, and is certified as a private school by the maine department of education.

Programs: Combination of process and content learning strategies facilitates more effective behavior change because content taught is related to activities that are relevant and motivating. The organization employ an experiential, hands-on approach to teach academic, employment, and personal-social competencies in the context of real-world themes, projects, and vocational clusters. Such contextualized learning makes content relevant and meaningful for students and increases their motivation to learn. They serve a wide array of learners, all of whom have in common their preference for learning by doing. In turn, this knowledge is applied to new situations where recently acquired skills are practiced while new ones are introduced.

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