UNCG has selected Monarch as its community partner of choice to provide support services to students enrolled in the Beyond Academics Comprehensive Transition Program.

UNCG has selected Monarch as its community partner of choice to provide support services to students enrolled in the Beyond Academics Comprehensive Transition Program.

Created by UNCG Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Dr. Terri L. Shelton in 2007, Beyond Academics is the first post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina.

Students enrolled in the Beyond Academics program at UNCG receive a four-year certificate of completion in Integrative Community Studies (ICS) from the Office of the Provost and job training that prepares them for 21st-century jobs, independent living, and engaging in civic and social activity.

Monarch is a not-for-profit organization that provides support statewide to approximately 32,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. The Albemarle, North Carolina-based company has earned Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation with Distinction by The Council on Quality and Leadership – and is among a small and elite group worldwide to receive this designation.

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Originally published June 22, 2017. Photography by Tyler Oakes

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