Hill Country Ambassadors, aka Living Well Learning Center (LWLC), formerly Living Well College, was founded in Fredericksburg in 2004 to fill a gap in services for high functioning, developmentally delayed adults. LWLC strives to provide continuing education for adults with developmental disablities, to change the way the community perceives them, and to educate the community regarding the needs of disabled adults.
Living Well Learning Center students will have socially appropriate behaviors for a community career. LWLC is not a "line of sight supervision" program. Admittance will be determined by our ability to meet the individual needs of a student. Prior to attending Living Well Learning Center, students and their care givers will meet with teachers and then attend a day of classes at LWLC. A recommendation will be made to the Board of Directors who will approve or deny the student's admission. New students will have a 2 week probationary period. During this time, the student or LWLC may withdraw the student. Any unused tuition will be refunded to the student.
Who We Are
Classes and programs for people with developmental disablities
Our students are active leaders in our program. They gain empowerment as they plan weekly menus, choose activities to participate in and make decisions through weekly planning.
Community-based activities and projects
This program offers community-based activities and projects. Currently our students run a successful recycling program. All money raised is used to support activities voted on by the students.
To accomplish our mission, LWLC will:
1. Develop programs which foster a more inclusive community climate.
2. Provide support for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
3. Promote advancement of capabilities of persons with disabilities.
4. Provide opportunities for students to find success and accomplish their goals.
Volunteering activities are an essential element of the Living Well Learning Center experience. The LWLC students volunteer and make important contributions to local agencies and other special projects.
Living Well Learning Center provides the opportunity to experience physical avtivities, academics, shopping, cooking, peer relationships, art, photography, and video.
Living Well Learning Center has recently received a $1,000 grant from the Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) and an additional grant from the Bethany Lutheran Foundation of Fredericksburg.