Past Students

Derek new student at Lagom Landing 2014-2015 Derek Burnaford from Suffield, CT is a sports fanatic who is interested in working as a team manager some day.  He’s also interested in connecting with older adults and loves to work with animals. Since returning home Derek has worked at Target and been involved in some home repair jobs. Corey Checho - StudentCorey Checho continues to pursue his passions in art & music. Although he did not remain at Lagom Landing a full year, we trust that his time brought him closer to attaining the success he envisions
Isaiah Durkee has returned home to Hemlock, NY with a desire to work independently and be involved at the Hemlock Community Center. He continues his hobbies of woodworking and bike riding.
Andy Graves - StudentHenok (know at Lagom Landing as Andy Graves) Is working full time at Kraft Foods on the Lunchables line. While at Lagom Landing, Henok set up an internship in Oakland, CA pursuing his dual passions of working with children and playing soccer. He lived with a cousin, while coaching and refereeing soccer and providing a positive role model to urban youth with an organization called America SCORES.

Luiz Kemmerle - StudentLuiz Kemmerle has returned to Louisville, KY.  Luiz has held full time work since completing the program at Lagom Landing, and has also moved into his own apartment. He continues to be involved at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church. While at Lagom Landing, Luiz served as an intern at the Dansville Community Center working with at-risk and local youth.

Liam photo 2014_15Liam Kohler from Manlius, NY is interested in one day starting his own business.  He values family and friends, sports (Go, Syracuse!) and enjoys being out in nature. He works full time at a hospital in Syracuse
Josh MurhpyJoshua Murphy graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2016.  While at Lagom Landing, Joshua created an internship at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO), as well as a mentorship with SUNY Geneseo art professor Dan DeZarn in alternative building techniques.  Joshua participated in the LEAP Now program before coming to Lagom Landing. Joshua continues to facilitate workshops with Lagom Landing students, and serves on the Lagom Landing Board. Additionally, he has launched his own nonprofit DISCOVER to empower local teens to identify and utilize learning opportunities embedded in Western New York and on the internet


Jadzia Peck is living independently and working full-time in Grand Rapids, MI. She plans to start some community college classes in the 2016-2017 academic year, and would like to be a full-time college student by the fall of 2017.

Karl Rice - StudentKarl Rice, has returned to Angola, NY and is working as a carpenter’s assistant. While at Lagom Landing, Karl explored his interest in small business management and martial arts by interning at a martial arts center and a game playing center. To hear more about the positive changes that Karl’s parents saw in him due to the program at Lagom Landing, check out the video on our Parent’s Perspective page. Sadrac Cumatz SacSadrac Cumatz Sac is a native of Guatemala.  While at Lagom Landing, Sadrac worked a lot on his painting and drawing, and also designed a beautiful chair that Lagom Landing donated for auction to benefit Livingston Arts and Livingston ARC. Sadrac went on to work on a dairy farm. 
Kai StataKai Stata contributed a great deal to our first year of operation. Although he did not remain for a full year at Lagom Landing, we learned a great deal from Kai’s artistic and creative endeavors.  He is now a student at Monroe Community College.

DCIM100SPORTChris Wilson has returned to  Brooklyn, NY and is working full-time at Best Buy. He is helping out his mom with family responsibilities especially with the raising of three younger relatives. He continues to enjoy fishing, hunting, and the outdoors whenever he visits Western NY

img_1100TJ is living at home temporarily while he works on job skills and gets his driver’s licence.  He then plans to move to Michigan, and is very eager and excited to use his excellent social skills in his work.