Potential Development will have a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the elevator installation at the high school, as well as an open house for the second-floor renovation of the facility, with tours available until 5 p.m.
“The board, staff and families of Potential Development are extremely grateful for the community’s continued support of our schools. The installation of the elevator expands our services through the renovations of the building’s second floor. This project enables us to double student enrollment through the addition of eight classrooms to the high school,” stated Paul Garchar, executive director.
Last year, two agency fundraisers, Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-Off and Mahoning Valley Sports Trivia Championship, raised more than $120,000 towards the cost of the elevator. The remaining $236,000 needed for the project was generously donated by the Hine Memorial Fund, J. Ford Crandall Foundation, Walter & Caroline Watson Foundation, Berlin Fund and countless other foundations, service clubs, private donations and fundraisers. Proceeds from this year’s Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-Off and Mahoning Valley Sports Trivia Championship generously supported the 2nd-floor renovations, as well as local foundations and donors.
Potential Development provides children with autism a safe, structured educational environment with supportive services that give students the necessary skills and independence to lead a productive life.
For more information about Potential Development School for Students with Autism, visit potentialdeveloment.com or call (330) 746-7641.