, which stands for Learning Is For Everyone, is a program at Clemson University that takes students with intellectual disabilities and teaches them everyday skills, independent living skills, and employment skills in the hopes of producing self-sufficient young adults. With a 95% employment rate in graduates, ClemsonLife is one of the top programs in the nation.
Charlie McGee just completed his freshman year in the ClemsonLife program, and loves everything about being a Tiger. Having graduated and wrestled at Mater Dei High School
in Santa Ana, California, Charlie is no stranger to hard work. After seeing two older brothers graduate from high school and go on to college, Charlie knew that was something he wanted to do himself. Charlie wanted to find a great school where he could meet new friends and learn what he can do on his own.
All of those things, Charlie has been able to achieve at Clemson University. Charlie loves his friends in ClemsonLife, has gotten to enjoy all the benefits of ClemsonLife, learned how to live independently, and has even found a spot within the Clemson football program
. Charlie helps assist in the strength and conditioning of the Clemson football players. Needless to say, Charlie is thriving at Clemson.
Listen to this podcast to hear more of Charlie's experiences at ClemsonLife. Make sure you listen all the way through to hear Charlie's physical
, and moral conditioning