The College for Living

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Life skills training for young adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities who have the drive & capacity to live independently one day.

A Day Spring program.

Operating as usual

Photos from The College for Living's post 03/04/2024

For February's resident led class Madison, our big time animal lover, taught all about the birds of prey in Kentucky. Madison volunteers at a raptor rehabilitation center which has allowed her knowledge and passion for large birds to thrive. She treated the class like a true teacher keeping the students engaged with her excitement to share her knowledge and personal experiences. We love seeing our students share their passions with others!

Photos from Edge Employment's post 02/22/2024

We are so incredibly proud of you Zachary Kalley! What an accomplishment!

Photos from The College for Living's post 02/21/2024

February’s Kitchen Master recipe, Broccoli Cheese Rice Caseerole, challenged students to practice their basic chopping and stove usage skills. It also allowed them to try new, yummy spices. So, drum roll please!! Jacob was the Kitchen Master winner!! He paid careful attention to all instructions and applied what he learned in our class about spices. Well done Jacob! 🥦👨‍🍳

Photos from The College for Living's post 02/16/2024

Learning can be fun!! Our guys had a blast checking out the Frazier History Museum.

Photos from Day Spring's post 02/14/2024

Read about our sweet Daniel Noltemeyer and his love story!

Photos from The College for Living's post 02/13/2024

A house divided!! Two fans for the 49ers and two fans for the Chiefs, makes for a very interesting super bowl experience.

02/10/2024

Join us tomorrow (2/10) in store or online and help support the mission of College for Living. 20% of all purchases go to Day Spring when you use code: GIVEBACK-FZBXO at checkout.

Need a last minute Valentine's day gift? Or maybe something to treat yourself? Join us in store or online at Kendra Scott this Saturday and Sunday, 2/10-2/11. Enter the code at check out:

GIVEBACK-FZBXO

Day Spring receives 20% of all sales!

For in store shopping, Kendra Scott is located in the Oxmoor Mall across from Kay Jewelers and beside Warby Parker at 7900 Shelbyville Rd.

A Day Spring representative will be present, in store, on Saturday February 10th, from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

02/08/2024

The CFL basement remodel is SO CLOSE to being done and it looks amazing! Just look how excited the students were when they got a sneak peek! 😁

Careers : Who We Are : Day Spring 02/07/2024

The College for Living is HIRING! We are looking for a full-time Program Assistant to join our CFL family and to help keep the momentum going of our growing program!

View the position here:

https://www.dayspringky.org/who-we-are/careers.html

Please share! Interested and qualified candidates should contact our CFL Program Administrator, Abby Morgan, at [email protected]

Careers : Who We Are : Day Spring Thank you for considering employment with Day Spring. The continued success of our organization depends on the recruitment, selection and retention of the most qualified, caring and dedicated personnel.

Photos from The College for Living's post 02/04/2024

Caring for the community is a very important part of being an independent, contributing member of society. This week students volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) preparing casseroles for the families that stay there. We’re very proud of them for exercising their cooking skills while also taking the time to help others! 🧑🏻‍🍳❤️

Photos from The College for Living's post 02/02/2024

The College for Living students are the best ever!! All on their own, they planned a birthday surprise with cookies, candles, and a gift for program assistant and mentor Abra! Such a kind and thoughtful way to exercise their life skills. 🎂🥳

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/31/2024

How much did the circus clown ask for his work? Nothing- he did it for laughs.😉 Students loved their night of Friday fun at the Kosair Shrine Circus this weekend!🎪🤹‍♂️

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/24/2024

Matt, our resident music lover and DJ, had a blast with his resident led class. He taught his fellow students how to download music apps, use Apple AirPlay, and create playlists. He loved sharing some of his favorite songs with the class at the end. Such a fun topic, thanks for teaching us Matt! 🎶🎸

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/23/2024

This month’s Kitchen Masters recipe taught students how to incorporate some of their favorite vegetables into homemade spaghetti sauce. They enjoyed getting creative and trying new things!

The winner of the Kitchen Masters challenge is Matt!! He meticulously followed recipe directions, overcame challenges with determination, and applied cleaning and food safety practices from recent classes. Way to go Matt! 👨‍🍳🍝

01/18/2024

Shelby, former program coordinator at College for Living, has been promoted to Development Director at Day Spring. We are so happy for her moving up in the organization, but we will miss her deeply!

HOWEVER we are so excited to announce Abby Morgan will be joining College for Living as the new program coordinator. We are confident in her ability to do great things for the program and look forward to growing with her! Read below for a fun introduction from Abby:

Hi I’m Abby Morgan and I am the new College for Living Program Administrator. I come to CFL with a teaching background in both general education and special education. I am originally from Illinois and came to Kentucky to attend the University of Louisville. In my free time I love to hang out with my dog and two cats. I also have a bit of a Lego addiction and have over 20 Lego sets in my house. I am excited to continue the growth and success of the College for Living program.

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/17/2024

We recently introduced Team Building Tuesday into the curriculum, a series that teaches students different skills necessary for working successfully with others. This month we focused on mental flexibility. Students enjoyed some fun activities and obstacles that challenged them to practice mental and physical flexibility! 💪

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/16/2024

Friday students enjoyed a long awaited outing to Red Robin! They had a blast and even some of the commuter students joined us!

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/11/2024

Along with Day Spring, the College for Living students had the privilege of seeing Cody Clark Magic perform. He had some great tricks, but his best trick of all was the way he weaved autism advocacy into all of his act. Cody shared his personal struggles and triumphs living with autism all while putting on a very entertaining show. He is truly an inspiration! 🪄

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/09/2024

Students enjoyed some breakfast for dinner while learning how to keep a kitchen clean and avoid cross contamination while cooking! 🥓🥞🍳

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/08/2024

CFL students give the Wonka movie a big thumbs up! 🎩🍬

Photos from The College for Living's post 01/04/2024

The College for Living students wrapped up 2023 by making some of their very own candy and sweets and they want to wish everyone a very sweet beginning to 2024! 🎉🙌🍬

12/22/2023

There is only a few days left till Christmas. We humbly ask you to consider gifting Day Spring any donation amount to help support our mission and continue success stories like Zachary.

Zach is part of The College for Living program. Recently, he flew to Arizona for a vacation. He showed great success using his life skills training which have paid off while communicating and navigating the confusing and sometimes very complicated airports independently.

At Day Spring, we have so many success stories like Zach. The College for Living at Day Spring is an educational program designed so that individuals may grow necessary skills. Please donate to Day Spring so more individuals at The College for Living and our various residences may continue to live fulfilling lives.

Click Link in Comment to Donate!

Photos from The College for Living's post 12/19/2023

For December’s Kitchen Masters class students were encouraged to try a food most of them had never had before, sweet potato! It was scary at first but everyone realized they can enjoy a new food if you just give it the right toppings!

Daniel was the winner for his month! He used creative thinking to solve any unexpected issues he came across and had a wonderful presentation at the end. Go Daniel!! 🥳👨🏻‍🍳

Photos from The College for Living's post 12/09/2023

If there’s one thing CFL students love it’s basketball!! Last week they had a blast seeing the U of L team live in action. Go Cardinals!!🏀🙌🏻

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/29/2023

We have a new Life Skills Mentor! Phanie is at Spalding University pursuing a graduate degree in clinical mental health. When she isn't studying or working, she is doing all things outdoors. Phanie has taught nature survival skills and CPR and has successfully hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. She also enjoys cooking and traveled around the country doing a farm to table tour. Welcome Phanie!

11/28/2023

It’s Giving Tuesday! Help support our mission and bring more life skills training to our students by donating today. Any gift, small or large, makes an impact.

Today is Giving Tuesday and Day Spring is excited to be apart of it! Your gifts, both large and small, will help us to achieve our mission of empowering adults with disabilities to live joyful and fulfilling lives. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community and to Day Spring.

Click Here: https://dayspringky.networkforgood.com/projects/206159-2023-giving-tuesday

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/22/2023

Our students embrace the significance of civic volunteerism and giving back to the community. Yesterday, they dedicated service hours to ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/20/2023

Students had a blast at Friday’s Murder Mystery party where they had to solve the mystery of who stole a potion that would make monsters into normal people!! In case you couldn’t tell by the awesome costumes the theme was monster mansion. Who do you think was best dressed? 🧟‍♂️🐍🧪

11/14/2023

Matt enjoying the beautiful sunset off the balcony. Look at that cotton candy sky! 🌅

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/10/2023

In last nights lesson students learned about the beauty of gratitude and wrote down the things they are thankful for on a gratitude tree! 🍁🪵🍂 What are you thankful for today?

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/09/2023

Happy THIRTIETH birthday Zack!!! For his special day Zack picked pizza instead of cake and asked that everyone sing karaoke. You bring so many laughs to CFL Zachary Kalley we’re so thankful for your life! 🕺🏻🎉

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/05/2023

We got our game on at Main Event Friday! 👾🎳

Photos from The College for Living's post 11/01/2023

The goofballs at College for Living hope everyone had a fun Halloween!! 👻🍫🍬

10/31/2023

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 👻🎃 Check out the newest episode of Daniel’s Corner where the woman that’s usually behind the camera comes and talks all things fall and spooky season. You can also learn more about our Lunch & Learn tours that happen once a month!

10/28/2023

Look at the beautiful fall foliage outside Daniel’s window! He loves to soak up time outside while the weather is still nice. Let’s all be like Daniel this weekend! 🍂🍁

10/25/2023

Drum roll please!! 🥁This month’s Kitchen Master is MADDIE!! When making her chili Maddie showed good attention to detail, a willingness to accept help, and followed directions perfectly. We’re proud of you Maddie! 🥘👩🏼‍🍳

Photos from The College for Living's post 10/15/2023

On Friday students enjoyed a witch’s feast to wrap up fall break! They had cute halloween snacks, learned about the history of witches, and watched the classic Hocus Pocus. How fun to enjoy fall activities with friends! 🧙‍♀️🧹

Photos from The College for Living's post 10/13/2023

The students had a blast carving pumpkins on campus last night! Fall break is the best!! 🎃😁

Photos from The College for Living's post 10/12/2023

We’re halfway through fall break! On day 3 students enjoyed a bonfire with s’mores and hotdogs! We also had the pleasure of some commuter students joining us🔥🪵

Photos from The College for Living's post 10/11/2023

For day 2 of fall break we took a walk through the Louisville Jack O' Lantern Spectacular. Look at those smiles everyone had an awesome time!! 🎃

Thank you Parks Alliance of Louisville for donating tickets. It was greatly appreciated!

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