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Community Based Transition Program

CBTP grad

Sumner-Bonney Lake School District’s Community Based Transition Program (CBTP) teaches job skills to special education students ages 18 to 21.

To help with the transition from high school to employment, the District partners with local businesses and organizations to offer internships for CBTP students.

From making copies and collecting recycling to washing dishes and setting up for events, we’re thankful to our partners for offering these valuable opportunities that give students the skills and experience needed for a successful life after school.

This year, the Community Based interns spent 5,982 hours working at local businesses! Thank you to our 2022-23 business partners:

  • Sumner Food Bank
  • Knutson Farms
  • Bonney Lake Food Bank
  • World Vision
  • Purdy's
  • Puyallup Food Bank
  • Sundance Horse Stables
  • City of Sumner
  • The Blessing Movement
  • Habitat
  • Young Hearts
  • Old Cannery
  • Windmill
  • Mother Earth Farms
  • Round Table Pizza - Bonney Lake
  • City of Bonney Lake
  • Open Life Church - The Gathering Space
  • McLendon's Hardware
  • MOD Pizza - Lakeland Hills
  • Grocery Outlet - Bonney Lake
  • Dillanos
  • Edgewood Cottages
  • Driven
  • Sumner-Bonney Lake School District
  • Sumner Middle School
  • Family Center
  • Kindergarten Readiness

CBTP 2023 Graduation Celebration

CBTP 2022 Graduation Celebration

March 2020

Community-Based Transition Program earns Silver Spoon Award

We congratulate our Community-Based Transition Program (CBTP) for earning the Emergency Food Network’s Silver Spoon Award!

The reason for the honor comes from a partnership with Emergency Food Network's Mother Earth Farm. CBTP interns helped build seed trays, composted the orchard, and worked on perennial gardens. The interns’ work directly supports Mother Earth Farm’s ability to donate over 100,000 pounds of organic produce to Pierce County food banks, and through their efforts helped be a more productive place.