For the past eight years, a group of developmentally challenged students from Freeman High School have worked at Little Sisters of the Poor doing special volunteer jobs. These students are part of a program called Cooperative Work. It is a joint venture between local businesses and the school system to teach these students vocational skills in a natural environment. The students come each Monday and work in the laundry department and dining room. The ultimate goal is to obtain job readiness skills that will help them with future employment. These skills will be valuable as they transition into adulthood. Little Sisters of the Poor is proud to be a partner in the Cooperative Work Program and to collaborate with the greater community. We are so grateful to have these students here helping us as a part of our extended family. They help to bring smiles to our Residents’ faces and they sure do love having them here.