Huge Thanks to Alabama Ag Credit

Huge Thanks to Alabama Ag Credit

Soft conversation has replaced the buzz of saws and the workplace sounds once commonplace in the Raygene Burkett Workcenter at Vivian B. Adams School.
Since 1971, Adams School has maintained a premiere reputation serving individuals with developmental disabilities from Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties in Southeast Alabama. Our students range in age from 3-83 years old. Vivian B. Adams School is truly a place for all ages.
For almost thirty years individuals were given opportunity to work in the school’s sheltered workshop, producing wooden stakes and hubs for the construction industry, and recycling newspapers, cardboard and aluminum. Federal mandates have closed sheltered workshops for individuals with developmental disabilities and now our focus for these individuals has changed.
In order to better serve our individuals, we plan to move them out of the quiet, cavernous workshop area into a modern, updated age and ability appropriate space.
Thanks to the generosity of Alabama Ag Credit, our vision of upgrading an existing space on the Adams School campus into a comfortable and welcoming new “home” for these individuals will soon become a reality. Through their charitable giving campaign, employees of Alabama Ag Credit presented a check for $5300.00 to the Burkett Center. This space will include conversation areas, computer work spaces, a modified kitchen area and areas for recreational activities.

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