Pepin Academies Transition Program offers classroom and community-based instruction for career exploration. Pepin Academies Transition Program provides classes for social emotional functioning skills, self-determination and self-advocacy skills, employability, and independent functioning skills for adulthood.

Various pre-vocational experiences allow Pepin Academies students to have real work training with ongoing support and supervision from Pepin’s Job Coaches, ESE Teacher and Transition Director.

Pepin Academies Mission

To empower young adults with learning disabilities to explore vocational pathways and develop independent living skills for a successful transition to adulthood.


To cultivate an inclusive community for young adults with learning disabilities to achieve independence, build confidence, and become productive members of society.


To serve, teach, and model restorative practices and student empowerment through the values of respect, responsibility and integrity within our school community.

At New Life Village, these young adults are learning maintenance and landscaping skills through hands-on experiences to help them launch a career in these trades. Many Village children attend Pepin Academies charter school for grades 3-12. Several are projected to attend the Transition Program which serves students up to 22 years of age.

New Life Village has partnered with the Pepin Academies Foundation to launch a Capital Campaign to build the Village’s 3rd Phase, a Multi-purpose Program Building which will also be home to the  Pepin Academies Transition Program. The building will have a state of the art learning lab, office space, a therapy and sensory lab, art and music rooms as well as a culinary teaching kitchen and Pepin Campus Café where Pepin’s Culinary students will service residents, staff and visitors to the Village Campus.