Brief Overview of Curriculum
D’Vine Path Program 2020
Curriculum: February 2020- November 2022
Thursday Club Support Group: Ongoing
Mentorship provided as needed or requested.
This program is designed to help individuals identify, develop, and achieve their goals while exploring opportunities to advance their education, employment, life skills, health, and well-being. D'VIne Path will actively seek and support work opportunities for its students in the viticulture, agriculture and hospitality industry.
There are 3 trimesters in the program: Spring, Summer and Fall with required student attendance of classes on Wednesdays and Fridays.
In the Spring and Summer; all students are required to take vocational and life skills classes to learn about health, fitness, nutrition, and general exposure to the hospitality, viticulture and agriculture industry.
In the Fall trimester only, students are required to take Wednesday classes which will focus on general business and life skills.
For Friday classes students will choose their area of interest in Viticulture or Hospitality; viticulture students will stay on Batali Ranch and learn hands-on intensive training in the vineyard. Hospitality students will learn hands-on training in local commercial kitchens.
Application and Cost:
*SD Regional Center Consumer -
If your student is a San Diego Regional Center Consumer please contact your student’s case manager about funding process. A D’Vine Path application and interview will also be required for approval.
*Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Client - PENDING
If your student is a Department of Rehabilitation client please contact your student’s case manager about funding process. A D’Vine Path application and interview will also be required for approval.
Space is limited to only 10 students per class. A small class creates an environment that fosters personal relationships. Concurrent classes are available.
Daily Class Schedule:
All students are required to meet at 8 am and be picked up no later than 12:15 at Batali Ranch unless otherwise specified. Transportation will be provided to all off-site locations.
Wednesdays 8 am - noon Facilitator: Jennifer Boldt and 2 Support Staff
Fridays 8 am - noon Facilitator: Chris and Phyllis Miller and Support Staff
8 am - 8:30 Students punch-in their mock time cards and all student electronic devices in the box. (Self- advocacy, independent living skills)
8:30 - 9:15 Walk their vines (exercise, vocation development, socialization, leisure skill development) And check their vegetable garden (vocational development, socialization, self-advocacy)
9:30 - 10:30 Guest Speaker or Field Trip (Socialization, self advocacy, self-determination, vocational development, access to community resources)
10:45 11:30 Life Skills -health, nutrition, and fitness ( socialization, independent living skills, self-care, self-advocacy, determination)
11:30- noon Free time (socialization, self advocacy, leisure skills)
12 noon Students punch out and receive their devices.
To maintain student support after they graduate from the program, they will have the opportunity to connect to their peers weekly at “Thursday Club”.
It will include socials, continued vocational skills training (resume building, soft skills, etc.) and participant’s choice of activities to local venues ( mall, beach, etc.)
Trained mentor staff will be facilitating all club activities.
Thursday Club days will be Included in annual tuition until December 31 for recent graduates.
Thursdays 9 - 11 am at Batali Ranch (ongoing unless otherwise announced).
Membership dues: $50.00/month ongoing.
Please make checks payable to D’Vine Path. These minimal dues will offset mentoring Staff, gas expenses and on-site facility costs.
Job Coach Support
When/If a graduate secures a job, San Diego Regional Center or DOR can provide a Job Coach for support.