Mary in a Minute

A series about individuals making an impact at Mary Cariola

Meet Tyler—Mary Cariola Class of 2019

How long did you attend Mary Cariola?
10 years

What are some of your favorite Mary Cariola memories?
Helping people, going to prom, field trips including the Zoo and Museum

What are you most proud of?
Job training at Roberts Wesleyan College and getting my Food Safety Certificate (Tyler is the first Mary Cariola student to achieve this certification)

The most important thing I learned:
Job skills, independence, taking medications by myself

What are your future plans?
Participating in Job Path (an employment program through the Arc of Monroe) and getting a job in the food industry

What will you miss most about Mary Cariola?
All my friends and staff

Tyler has been a busy student during the past 10 years. He has enjoyed going to the work center, participating in band, talent shows, making pottery, and cooking and assembling meals for Brown Bag lunches.

Tyler has been involved in community activities at the Episcopal Home, Lifetime, Meals on Wheels, St. John’s Home and the Brighton Food Pantry.

During this past year, Tyler worked with a counselor through New York State’s Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR). He completed a week long Community Based Work Assessment, with a job coach, working in a dining hall at Roberts Wesleyan College.

After graduation, Tyler is hoping to obtain employment with the help of a job coach, through Job Path. We will remember Tyler for being a social young man.