The B.L.A.S.T. (Brevard Learners Achieving Successful Transition) program focuses directly on transition opportunities and post-secondary goals of Exceptional Student Education students in Brevard County ages 18-22. This student-driven, teacher-led program develops skills in independent living, employment, personal and social skills, and recreation and leisure. Currently, the B.L.A.S.T. program is run at Titusville High School, Clearlake Middle School, Eau Gallie High School and Bayside High School.

Bayside BLAST Students
Bayside High School Students

Recently B.L.A.S.T. program students were at BAC to bring their class-run businesses on-site to sell their amazing products. The products available included hand-poured soy candles; handmade, all-natural soaps; bath bombs, lotions, sugar scrubs, lotion bars, soap cards and soap ornaments; personalized cups, tumblers, candle holder sets, oven mitts and back sacks; decorated personalized picture frames; fused glass pendants; pot holders with cookie mix; Christmas stockings; pottery (bowls and ornaments); fused glass Christmas tree ornaments; chocolate spoons; scarves; and bendy pens.

Eau Gallie Blast Students
Eau Gallie High School Students

Proceeds from the sales of these products produced via each school’s social enterprise help strengthen class offerings, teach students with disabilities valuable job skills, help build their resumes and aid in more successful transitions to adulthood.

If you missed the event at our headquarters, there’s still time to buy from these budding entrepreneurs by visiting the B.L.A.S.T. website

Titusville BLAST Students
Left: Clearlake High School student works with BAC Staff. Right: Titusville High School Student.