Lifestyles for the Disabled

  • TechStyles, a non-profit organization that connects Staten Island Tech students and Lifestyles for the Disabled to create educational programs with engineering, media production, and technology
  • Lifestyles for the Disabled: a community organization that helps disabled adults participate in a wide variety of programs to develop life skills
  • Project Duration: 2 years
  • What we do:
    • Students visited their Willowbrook Campus and Educational Center to help our students develop an understanding of the potential of the disabled community
    • Lifestyles programs to associate with: radio show, woodshop, garden, greenhouse, Café, and ArtS & Crafts Centers
    • Developed a Techstyles TV Show (through Staten Island Tech’s TV Studio and CTV)
    • Applied for grants to obtain a media van, make Staten Island Tech’s TV studio wheelchair accessible, expand the use of smart board technology and ipads, and connecting the Lifestyles woodshop with Team 375’s robotics  program.
    • Main goal of TechStyles: students to change lives of disabled adults by teaching them how to connect STEM concepts and life skills together
    • Created ‘TechBytes Cafe’ – a cafe that is held at Staten Island Tech where Lifestyles participants sell healthy alternatives to students
  • Recent Major Event:
    • Worked with TechStyles and CTV to develop, host, and broadcast an event to feature popular Staten Island singer, Al Lambert
    • Team members and Lifestyles participants interviewed prominent Staten Island members, charity organizations, and businesses
    • Team members, SI Tech TV Studio members, and Lifestyles participants helped guide guests to their tables
    • TechBytes cafe has become a weekly event at Staten Island Technical High School