"Wayfinders helped me to learn how to take good notes, manage my calendar and time, shop for groceries independently, cook safely, and live within my budget. I enjoyed going to Fresno State classes, making new friends, and gaining work experience."

-Peter Economy, Fresno, CA


"Wayfinders taught me how to be healthy and how to budget money wisely. My favorite parts the program were going to fun activities with friends, participating in activities like swimming and soccer, and making new friends."

-Andrea Halliday, Pleasant Hill, CA


"I learned so much at Wayfinders! I loved my cooking, hip-hop and art classes. I learned to manage my money and report my wages to SSI. I learned to believe in myself and do things on my own."

-Marissa Erickson, Alameda, CA


"Our son had a remarkable experience at Wayfinders, and we were very pleased with his teachers, coaches, and other staff. We especially liked the efforts Wayfinders made to integrate our son and the other program participants into the general student body -- living in an apartment building just off campus where many students live, taking regular classes, and participating in student activities such as going to concerts and basketball and other varsity games. My wife and I highly recommend the Wayfinders program at Fresno State -- our son achieved his dream of attending college while expanding his independent living skills, and his confidence grew as a direct result." 

- Peter Economy, San Diego, CA


"We are very happy with the mature, self-confident young woman our daughter has become while she was away at the Wayfinders program. Wayfinders gave her the opportunity to be successful while learning important life skills and independent living skills in a nurturing, supportive environment. We are very grateful to the staff and coaches for providing her with the tools she'll need to live a rich, fulfilling, and meaningful life."

- Vicky Halliday, Pleasant Hill, CA


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