North Florida School of Special Education & Berry Good Farms
North Florida School of Special Education was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing the highest quality education to students with intellectual and developmental differences while also helping the students reach their highest potential within an engaged community. This mission inspired the exceptional vocational training programs the school provides to students in the Transition and Postgraduate levels.
Berry Good Farms is one example of a microenterprise the school designed that allows students to learn independence, job site skills, and customer service training while gaining confidence and becoming meaningful members of a working society.
The school also has a Pet Bakery, Art With Soul art enterprise, a barista training program at the Berry Good Farms Café, and a Culinary Arts program that instructs students advanced culinary techniques in a state-of-the-art professional kitchen.
North Florida School of Special Education’s innovative social enterprises not only offer unique products that are available for purchase, but they also offer vocational training and paid employment for transition and postgraduate students. Supporting the enterprises enables the students to continue to pursue their dreams!