JWCC College for Life to Present Free Film Screening of Intelligent Lives at Kroc Center

JWCC main campus building
November 4, 2019

John Wood Community College’s College for Life program will present a film screening of the documentary “Intelligent Lives” on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Worship Theatre of the Quincy Kroc Center, located at 405 Vermont Street.

“Intelligent Lives” stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities–Micah, Naieer, and Naomie–who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. Members from the College for Life will be on hand to answers questions following the presentation. The screening is free, but reservations are required and may be made at www.jwcc.edu/collegeforlife.

JWCC’s College for Life program began in 2017 as a pilot program to provide an accessible path to opportunity, learning and growth to students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The program has grown since then to offer a variety of classes and has increased student enrollment.

For more information on the CFL program, to make a contribution or access scholarships, contact Michele Westmaas, CFL coordinator, at 217.641.4340, or email mwestmaas@jwcc.edu. Details on classes and schedules can be found at www.jwcc.edu/collegeforlife.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.