Student Author(s)

Kaitlin Cress
Alyssa Hillman

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jane Finn

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Ready for Life is a program designed to provide opportunities for academic, social, and transitional experiences to students with developmental disabilities in higher education that otherwise might not be obtainable. A three-part research project has been initiated that discovers the perceptions of this unique program from the perspective of (a) Hope College student tutors, (b) Ready for Life participants, and (c) Hope College professors. This particular qualitative study reports on the Hope College volunteer tutors discernment of this program that focuses on responsibility of the Hope College tutors, time spent in the program, activities performed, and attitudes of these volunteers.