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The Achievement Zone’s In-Person Learning

** Registration for Fall 2021 Session is now closed** 

We are so excited to get back in person at The Achievement Zone for the Fall Session!

This session will begin September 7th, 2021 and will run through December 17th,2021.

TAZ will be offering one in-person Pre-Vocational Training class and one Community Inclusion class each day. Please read thoroughly through the options for each day and only choose one from each day that you would like to attend. Drop off and pick up for Pre-Vocational Classes will take place at The Arc of Monmouth Center, 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls 07712.

Before and After Respite Services may be available upon request. Please contact Candice Layton,, for information.

TAZ will not be in session on the following holidays:

·         October 11th- Columbus Day

·         November 25th- Thanksgiving Day

·         November 26th- Day After Thanksgiving


TAZ Fall 2021 Program In-Person Offerings


1. Creative Expressions (Community Inclusion) Enjoy a day creating original works of art in a variety of media and participating in an interactive theater workshop. *Drop off and pick up at Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown 07748.

2. Inventory, Money Management & Reading for Employment (Prevocational Training) Take inventory, shop for groceries, practice money management and financial literacy skills like counting in multiples and balancing a check book. Reading for employment class focus on reading for comprehension and following written directions while reinforcing those skills needed for employment.


1. Fitness & Drama (Community Inclusion) The group will also enjoy a multimedia creative arts class featuring drama, drumming, and other expressive activities at the Count Basie Theater. Fitness will take place inside or outside depending on the weather. *Drop off and pick up at Monmouth Mall entrance parking lot #6

2. Wandering Wagon & Job Club (Prevocational Training) Wandering Wagon emphasizes social interaction, money management, sales, maintaining and stocking inventory, and customer service. Job Club participants will discuss career options and practice workplace etiquette.


1. Community Service and Job Club (Prevocational Training) Volunteer experiences will rotate between soup kitchen and the food pantry. Job Club will focus on employment skills, such as communication and problem-solving techniques.

2. Community Visits (Community Inclusion) Trips will differ each week to create a variety of enriching experiences and learning opportunities. We take advantage of many seasonal local activities. Money be needed for certain activities *Drop off and pick up at Panera Bread, 1050 Broad Street, Shrewsbury 07702.


1. Drama & Dance with Travel Training & Cinema Review (Community Inclusion) Dance class and Cinema Review at Middletown Arts Center and drama class at the Count Basie theater. Ride the train between Red Bank and Middletown. For a discounted rate, participants will need a NJ transit reduced fare card and money for the train. *Drop off and pick up at Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown 07748.

2. Reaching for Independence and Technology (Pre-Vocational) Students will learn time management, basic injury aid, communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships and skills related to employment such as reading a schedule and understanding your paycheck.


1. Let’s Do Lunch (Prevocational Training) Participants learn the ins and outs of the catering industry. Each week, the group will plan a menu, take inventory and practice culinary techniques preparing the meals. Staff from The Arc Center and program participants can purchase their lunches.

2. Community College Connection/Yoga/Nutrition (Pre-Vocational/Community Inclusion) 9/17-12/17 Brookdale Community College will offer a 60 minute class, followed by lunch on campus that can be purchased or brought. An employment related activity will also take place on campus. The afternoon component includes yoga and nutrition. Brookdale requires an activities fee of $332.50. *Make checks payable to The Arc of Monmouth after confirmation of course registration. *Drop off & pick up at The Arc of Monmouth Center


We will still be offering virtual classes two days a week. This is separate from in-person classes. If you choose to do virtual classes, please only register for virtual on the day you choose.

You may do a combination of both virtual and in-person (EX. Monday: virtual classes, Tuesday: in-person, Thursday: Virtual, Friday: in-person). If you have any questions about this, please contact Candice Layton,

TAZ Fall 2021 Program Virtual Offerings


Coffee Chat: 9:30-10:30am (Community Inclusion) Bring your coffee (tea/milk/juice/water) and your breakfast and enjoy some conversation time with your friends and staff about all different kinds of topics.

Fitness: 10:30-11:30am (Community Inclusion) Students will follow a step by step guide covering the fundamentals of fitness and learn what they are required to do to reach their health and fitness goals.


Reading for Information: 1:00-2:00pm (Pre-Vocational) This class will focus on reading for comprehension and following written directions while reinforcing those skills needed for employment.

Social Discussion: 2:00-3:00pm (Community Inclusion) Join us for a discussion on current events as well as participant driven topics of interest.


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