SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Austin Farr is in his second year at the Sioux Falls School District’s Community Campus and their Transitional Work Experience program at Good Samaritan Society’s Prairie Creek Lodge.
“I say hi sometimes, then when they say thank you for working so hard, I say appreciate you saying that to me because I’m always a helpful person,” Austin said.
“We identified some of the students that were coming to us, needing a little more work training to further develop their work skills with the hope that they will be able to be competitively employed in the community,” Kelli Gibson, a Community Campus teacher with the Sioux Falls School District said.
“Community campus and Good Sam are just a natural fit,” Alicia O’Neill, the Administrator for Senior Living at Sioux Falls Good Samaritan Society said. “The residents love having the students here, they love to get to know them and see them grow with their skills.”
“Some of our students have gone onto positions with us here at Good Sam, that’s been nice to have the on board here with us at Good Sam,” O’Neill said.