A new program at Algoma School District is giving kids more confidence while helping people protect each other from COVID-19. The AbiliTees Project is the brainchild of Algoma Special Education aide Amy Schoenberger as an extra way to connect with her students. With help from her husband’s side job as a screen printer, six special needs students help power The AbiliTees Project to print logos on face masks. Schoenberger says the program is giving the students a sense of purpose and the ability to form relationships with members of the community.
Schoenberger says the students do a lot of other tasks around the high school including shredding paper for the secretaries and filling office supply orders. The AbiliTees Project will be in the Algoma Community Wellness Center on Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. selling the facemasks for $5. Schoenberger hopes they will have different projects for the upcoming months.