KENMORE, N.Y. (WKBW) — As a new school year begins for the Charter School for Applied Technologies, students will be greeted with some additions to the facilities, which includes a new therapy dog named Lucy.
"Having a dog in the building walking around, checking in with students is such a great advantage" Sarah Rohde, Director of family support at CSAT said.
Lucy will be helping students relax during stressful times, being relief for younger kids that see a lot of stress.
"Students are dealing with more pressure at a younger age due to standards that teachers are requred to hit and social media in general" Rohde said.
In addition to Lucy, CSAT will be improving their tech as well with new interactive boards and computer access for every student.
"We can really start laying that foundation for them so they do have sustaining careers for themselves and their families" Superintendent Andrew Lyle said.
The hope is CSAT will be able to prepare students better for the future.
"Think outside the box to support our students and families" Rohde said.