Futures Program

Futures builds skills to foster independence in the areas of employment, life skills and community interactions for students ages 18-21 with disabilities.

  • Work at on-campus worksite, The Battle Ground Barkery
  • Work at off-campus worksites throughout Battle Ground and Vancouver
  • Schedules are individualized based on student needs
  • Interaction with supervisors at worksites
  • Worksites provide students with learning opportunities in a variety of settings to gain valuable experience and discover possible career paths

Life Skills

  • Hands-on public transportation training
  • Hands-on cooking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Budgeting
  • Household chores

Community Interactions

  • Healthy recreational activities
  • Appropriate social behavior
  • Community resources
  • Real world social interactions
  • Money management
  • Restaurant etiquette

The Futures program may be a great fit for students who:

  • Are between 18-21 years old
  • Adapt well to change
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in the community
  • Carry and use ID
  • Have a successful attendance record
  • Are able to spend part of the day unsupervised
  • Have the ability to work independently at work sites
  • Have the ability to learn to ride public transportation
  • Have  a stabilized health condition
  • Have independent self-care management
  • Have time management skills
  • Are willing to participate in the program
  • Have prior on-the-job work experience
  • Are or are willing to be connected with DDA and DVR services
  • Have independent communication skills or an assistive device

Community Partnerships

  • SW Washington Humane Society
  • Flower Express
  • MOD Pizza
  • Val Ogden Center
  • North County Community Food Bank
  • Nest Vintage
  • Kidz Cloz
  • Battle Ground Public Library
  • ReTails Thrift Store
  • Battle Ground Barkery
  • Cascade Fitness
  • and more to come!

Battle Ground Barkery

BG Barkery FlyerAs part of their vocational training, students with disabilities make handmade, all natural, preservative-free dog treats, or “doggie biscotti.” Click on the image to view a PDF flyer with more information about the Barkery!

Contact us:

Futures teachers:
Jessica Baxter
(503) 489-7711

Benjamin Bergerson
(971) 704-2008


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Brush Prairie, WA 98606

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400 N. Parkway Ave. Battle Ground, WA 98604

iconMailing Address: P.O. Box 200
Battle Ground, WA 98604



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