Lifelong Learning

“We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.” Josh Waitzkin

Lifelong learning is crucial for expanding minds, developing skills and improving lives. That's why The Mission Project champions multiple learning opportunities for participants.

iPad Project

Launched in June 2014, the iPad Project provides participants with iPads and training on how to use their iPads to enrich their lives. With their iPads, they learn, connect with others, organize their lives and increase their independence. Funded by grant money, the iPad Project customizes the iPads to individual needs and interests with apps, accessibility options and appropriate restrictions.

Computer Classes

In classes lead by dedicated volunteer Julie Copenhaver, participants create stories about their lives for a class newsletter. Besides enhancing their computer skills, the class teaches participants writing and storytelling skills.


Mission Project participants further their learning through CLEAR (College Learning Experiences, Activities and Resources). Held on the Johnson County Community College campus, CLEAR is designed to teach independent living skills and provide life-enhancing experiences. Participants study topics as varied as managing money, sewing, cooking, making jewelry and writing poetry. The Mission Project provides transportation to and from class.

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