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Kremen School of Education and Human Development




What is T.A.R.G.E.T.?

Established in 2010, the T.A.R.G.E.T program partners with the Rehabilitation Counseling Department at California State University, Fresno and is designed to assist qualified students with documented physical, communicative, psychological, or learning disabilities succeed in select college classes while receiving individualized counseling and academic tutoring sessions.

It is the TARGET program's mission to provide individuals with disabilities the ability to recognize and achieve potential as independent members of the community by maximizing their ability to lead independent and productive lives.

We partner with  everyone!! Primarily our program exists in collaboration with the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation within the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.  Some of the partners we're working with currently are: Calliope Correa in the horticultural nursery unit, The Collegian, The Bulldog Testing Center, Bulldog Bowling, Recreational Therapy Program, the Student Cupboard, Kinesiology Department, and the Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center.  We have partnered in the past with the USU, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Arnie Nixton Center, the Equine Unit, and the Bulldog Bowling Alley.  We have also partnered with outside worksites such as: Quesadilla Gorilla, Ampersands Ice Cream, Lana Coffee, Bitewise, Carl's Jr., CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Sanger Unified, Valley Animal Control Center, and Sanger Animal Control.

The TARGET program is funded primarily through Sanger Unified School District, along with the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation. 

The T.A.R.G.E.T program serves qualified students with documented physical, communicative, psychological, or learning disabilities that ages 18-22, residing in the Sanger Unified School District

Students are supported in their transition to adulthood.  They receive targeted lessons and services to assist them in integrating into college life, community life, community of work, and their larger community. Students can reach out to the TARGET Coordinator for opportunity to volunteer or complete relevant internship/practicum.

We have many partners on and off campus that work with us to create quality opportunities for our students.  Calliope Correia, from the Ornamental Horticultural Nursery Unit, has been a long time partner with the TARGET program and assists our students in completing projects and horticulture therapy on nursery grounds. 

We have more than tripled in size since our beginning and continue to grow our number of campus and off campus partners in order to meet the needs and interest of our students

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