Speak Up: Wyoming store offers hands-on learning to students with special needs


It was smiles all around at a former train station Oct. 4, as students and school officials cut the ribbon on a store that gives students with special needs hands-on experience working in retail. The Rider Country Store is staffed by 18- to 22-year-old students in the John S. Charlton Roads to Success program, alongside members of the Blue & Gold Club of Caesar Rodney High School, which fosters friendships between people with and without disabilities. The store sells Caesar Rodney School District gear, all purchased or made by Roads to Success students, as part of the countywide work-based program.

  • They do such an outstanding job at Charlton. — Donna Sipple
  • Nice place to start controlled job skills and learning. — Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club
  • So very proud of my son and all the other young men and ladies who are a part of the program. — Vickie Lee Kershner
  • Sounds like a wonderful program. Make it a great one. — Deb Warrell
  • Love this! — Deb McCredie
  • So proud of you. — Janice Seeney
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