“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time and place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break.” –Chinese Proverb
A recent article posted on the national Think College website, features our own Lucy Balthazaar. It is titled, An Invisible Red Thread: My Think College Story. Lucy is currently in her 3rd year of Portland State University’s Think College Inclusion Oregon-Career and Community Studies program (TCIO-CCS), and she works as support staff at Helen Gordon Child Development Center, the on-campus child care center on Portland State Campus. This Think College Story highlights the connection Lucy feels to her background and heritage, and how it shaped her desire to go to college. Lucy goes on to share how she decided to apply to college, what courses she has taken, and her plans for the future. The Chinese Proverb quoted above, inspired the title. Click on this link to see the entire article: Article about Lucy
Lucy explains, “The Think College Inclusion Oregon Career and Community Studies program at Portland State let me dive into my own personal interests. Having an academic coach has been the best thing ever. Think College is a great opportunity for young adults with intellectual disabilities to get job development and have a four-year college experience like any other student. I have enjoyed it. I will miss it when I graduate, especially the academic coaching.” Lucy will graduate in June of 2020.