December 11th, 2017

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Sending Christmas Cheer & WOW! Magic Overseas

Just as the holiday season came to life, with a blanket of snow coating everything in sight, a gift was given to American Training. Anita Moreau, the grandmother of our Colleague Jimmy Allicon, donated more than 150 holiday cards to our Vanway team. As Jimmy tells it, she’s well aware of our penchant for spreading [...]

December 1st, 2017

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Spreading Christmas Cheer & WOW! Magic

WOW! Magic is hard to explain, because it’s really more of something you see and feel. It’s something you experience. Today our Colleagues and Guests brought the WOW! Magic to three lucky locations, as they traveled from Department of Developmental Services Lowell to Whittier Rehab Hospital to Northeast Rehab Hospital, spreading Christmas cheer by caroling [...]

November 23rd, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving from our American Training Family

The American Training Family doesn’t just celebrate Thanksgiving once. We don’t even celebrate it twice. We celebrate it many times, with our own families and friends on Thanksgiving Day, and many times before that with our American Training Family! The holiday season kicks off for us with Highfields’ annual Thanksgiving feast, one week before the [...]

November 22nd, 2017

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Make Every Life Matter with #GivingTuesday at ATI

The end of the year brings many things. Yes, it brings terribly cold weather, but many of us get to experience something much warmer. We gather with friends and family late in November to give thanks for all that we have in this world. Although many of us wish we had more, like a nicer [...]

November 10th, 2017

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Guests Hammer Fist Their Way to Orange Belts at Changs Taekwondo

Taekwondo is known for teaching focus and discipline while building confidence, which is exactly why it’s been a great fit for our Guests here at American Training. Earlier this year, in January, our Guests earned their yellow belts at Changs Taekwondo America, and this month, they took things a step further, breaking their way to [...]

November 2nd, 2017

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Driving for Good: Vanway’s 2017 Coat Drive

Every year Vanway, the transportation branch of American Training, holds their annual coat drive to collect men’s, women’s and children’s coats and jackets for those in need throughout the communities we serve and call home. This year, we’ll be collecting now through Friday, January 5th. Last year we set a goal of 250 items and [...]

October 11th, 2017

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American Training Hosts National BBI Conference

State commissioners and leaders from across the country joined together to discuss best practices and initiatives for youth residential and community-based services at the Double Tree by Hilton in Andover, October 4-6, for the Building Bridges Initiative 2017 Fall Training Event. The nationwide event was held in Massachusetts for the second time in three years, [...]

October 6th, 2017

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CBDS Mobile for Puerto Rico

While our CBDS Mobile program is employment focused, we also value cultural enrichment, fitness, and recreation, among so much more, always ensuring our Guests have a well-rounded experience, each and every day. Staying up with current events, one of our mobile groups opted into getting involved with the relief effort for Puerto Rico. Our Colleague [...]

September 29th, 2017

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ATI’s CBDS Mobile Cleans up the Mighty Merrimack

Our innovative CBDS Mobile program has our mobile groups venturing all around the cities and towns we call home. From job tours to museum visits, yoga in the park to local farm visits, we are out and about exploring, learning, and growing. Our Colleagues and Guests in the program have discovered aspects of their communities [...]

September 22nd, 2017

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Bill Webster and Growing in the WOW! Magic

American Training is home to many Exceptional Colleagues. They come to us with exceptional qualities. Then we help them bring those qualities to the forefront by placing them in positions that let them shine, giving them opportunities that help them grow, and encouraging them to live their passion, here at ATI and beyond our walls. [...]

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