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STRIVE ON LogoStudent Transition Readiness into Vocation and Education
Post-Secondary Education - Fall 2022
September 1 - November 17, 2022

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) is pleased to offer STRIVE ON, Student Transition Readiness into Vocation and Education.

STRIVE ON is an opportunity to interact in a virtual environment with peers with visual impairments, create relationships, get to know yourself and explore your capabilities in a fun and interactive setting.

The fall 2022 session will focus on post-secondary readiness in the areas of: assistive technology, personal management/independence and post-secondary readiness. The twelve-week, online, virtual classes will assist students in gaining the necessary information, resources and skills needed to take the next steps into planning their future career choices.

  • Eligible students must be active customers of BBVS.
  • Program is available at no cost to eligible students who will be enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Focus areas include assistive technology, personal management/independence and employable skill sets.
  • Classes will be held utilizing Microsoft Teams.
  • Students should have the ability to independently access and actively participate in the classes each week.

Learn more about STRIVE ON

Apply to the STRIVE ON Post-Secondary Fall 2022 Session


If you have program questions or are interested in receiving information about STRIVE ON, please contact:

Grace Fontanez, MS
VR Specialist for Program Development
Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
1130 12th Ave, Suite 300
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: 814-949-7954
OR
Your Local BBVS District Office Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
​Altoona:
​866-695-7673
​Erie:
​866-521-5073
​Harrisburg:
​866-375-8264
​Philadelphia:
​866-631-3892
​Pittsburgh:
​866-412-4072
Wilkes-Barre:
866-227-4163