MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette-Alger RESA (MARESA) plant sale is underway giving young students with disabilities a learning experience in a work setting. From 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM on May 25th, 26th and 30th, the MARESA Transition students are helping to sell small crops and vegetables behind Saint Micheals’s Church in Marquette.
These sales help fund trips and events but also give the students an opportunity to learn and develop skills so that they may one day apply for and secure a paying job or career. “We learn a lot of selling, we learn how to work in a store work and in the community. It teaches us a little bit more about learning to work. I actually, through this, have gotten a paying job,” said Transition Student Macayla Bullock.
The Maresa Transition Services help students feel comfortable, responsible, and independent as they move on from school to their adult life.
Click here to view more opportunities through Marquette-Alger RESA’s Transition Services.