Commencement ceremonies for Upstate Caring Partners’ Tradewinds Education Center graduates in Utica, Rome, and Chadwicks occurred last week on their respective campuses. Graduates celebrated this milestone with friends, family, and staff as they received their diplomas, sporting the traditional cap and gown synonymous with this significant lifetime achievement.

“Graduation is a momentous occasion for any young individual, serving as the culmination of several years’ worth of hard work,” says Jeremy Earl, Executive Vice President of Education Services. “It is an honor, and a privilege, to celebrate the many remarkable achievements of our Tradewinds graduates. On behalf of our administrators, staff, and Board of Directors, we want to wish our graduates all the best in their future endeavors.”


The Tradewinds Education Center provides excellence in education and residential services to children between the ages of 5 and 21 with differing developmental or intellectual abilities. The Tradewinds Education Center is a private school approved by the New York State Education Department.

The primary focus of the Tradewinds program is to provide a therapeutic environment for children, supporting the development of social skills and communication. Each child sees a comprehensive approach taken by the education, clinical, and residential staff. Our team works synergistically with families to develop and implement goals focused on each student’s overall development to provide a supportive, positive environment that nurtures learning and growth. Our state-of-the-art learning centers include classrooms, gymnasium, outdoor recreation areas, music room and cafeteria, much like any other school.


For more information on Upstate Caring Partners’ Tradewinds Education Center contact Jeremy Earl | 315-724-6907