By Justin Anderson, social media intern
As homecoming week started this week at USU with it’s slew of activities, students at Aggies Elevated had the opportunity to join in on the festivities as the annual street painting activity got under way.
On Tuesday, students from the program gathered on “Aggie Bullevard” to claim their square of asphalt to paint. With only white and blue paint to use, they painted a white square with blue letters proclaiming the name of the program: Aggies Elevated.
This being the first semester of the program, it isn’t very well known among the student body.
“People were walking by and were saying ‘what is Aggies Elevated,’ ‘I don’t know,’” Amity said.
The students enjoyed being able to leave their mark on campus and hoped that it might help people learn a little bit more about the organization.
Taylor is happy when people recognize her and know what she is accomplishing here at USU.
“It makes me happy inside,” Taylor said. “It makes me feel like I want to talk to them more.”
Riley was excited that he was able to paint the street and proudly showed the dried paint on the bottom of his shoes as proof that he had been there.
Not only have they made their mark on the street, but they have made a mark on the school.
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Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.