MARINO CAMPUS – FALL 2014
The Dan Marino Foundation is executing an ambitious plan to create a unique postsecondary opportunity for young adults with disabilities ages 18 to 28 - the Marino Campus. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Campus will take advantage of an environment rich with business, educational, and cultural opportunities. The Marino Campus will house academic and functional education classrooms, a virtual computer-based career lab, student union, fine-arts studio, and a health and wellness center. Opportunities for adjunct learning will be afforded to students, with and without disabilities, both on-campus and through partnerships with businesses, technical centers, and local colleges and universities. For students striving to live on their own, there will be a supported residential component using apartments nearby the campus. The Campus will feature a person-centered learning environment with individualized instruction based on the student’s aptitudes and goals. A philosophy of self-determination will permeate the culture of the Campus. Students who wish to obtain a technical certification or an advanced postsecondary degree will receive the support and guidance needed to achieve these goals. Students with an immediate goal of paid, competitive employment will participate in internship experiences as a component of their postsecondary program. Opportunities for small business and micro-enterprising will also play a key role, allowing students who wish to run their own business a venue to achieve this goal. The Marino Campus will provide an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming atmosphere where young adults can experience success, learn vital life skills, and most importantly, gain independence.
This is a short survey designed to assist us with supporting the desires and needs of our future students. We would certainly appreciate your input.
Mary Partin, CEO
Dan Marino Foundation