Life After Graduation
At Middlebridge, we take our responsibility to help prepare our students for life after graduation seriously. The Lighthouse internship and career exploration program provides students with opportunities to learn about the working world and to develop job-related skills.
The Lighthouse program is a comprehensive curriculum that includes instruction, self-evaluation, and hands-on experiences that prime students for a successful transition to adulthood. The Lighthouse Program curriculum is carefully integrated across all aspects of the Middlebridge program, including classroom instruction during Social Pragmatics, and internship and job shadow opportunities during elective programming.
Students in all grades participate in classroom learning. Job shadows are available to students in all grades, while internships are primarily reserved for juniors and seniors.
The Lighthouse program is comprised of four integrated components: Career Awareness, Self- Discovery, Occupational Training and Job Skills, and Career Exploration.
“Middlebridge has taken my education to places I haven't even thought were possible!”
Students learn about the world of work in classes that introduce students to a broad range of career options, and provide an opportunity to learn about particular jobs that may be of interest.
Students gain insight by exploring and documenting their personality types, learning styles, areas of interest, strengths, and challenges.
Occupational Training & Job Skills
Students develop essential job skills to obtain and maintain employment, learning about employer expectations and the social graces and personal habits it takes to be a good employee.
Students participate in job shadows and internships to become more knowledgeable about career choices and gain practical skills, transferring their classroom knowledge to off campus experiences.
Job Shadow and Internship Partners:
A Place to Grow
Advanced Auto Body
Courthouse Center for the Arts
Gabrieles Martial Arts
Growing Children of Rhode Island
Habitat for Humanity
Horse Play Animal Rescue
Lovesome Images Photography
Matunuck Oyster Farm
Narragansett Parks and
Pets Gone Natural
Ruff Life Animal Center
South County Chamber of Commerce
South Kingstown Animal Rescue
South Kingstown Public Library
Sweet Cakes Bakery
The Purple Door
The Right Click
The Village Inn
The Welcome House
Tuckertown Fire Department
Union Fire District
URI Costume Design Center
URI Go Rhody Computers
URI Marine Life Science Research Center
URI Theater Department
URI Women’s Basketball
Wakefield Alternative Food Cooperative