Williamson County Schools Transition II students are getting the chance to develop their photography skills with the help of the Arc of Williamson County.

The Arc of Williamson County earned a $10,000 grant for the Able Voices: Sharing Who We Are Through Our Photographs the Centennial High and Franklin High Transition II students helped create. This grant will benefit Transition II students across Williamson County by providing updated photography equipment adapted to fit their needs.

The grant is through First Tennessee Foundation’s 25 Years of Giving. The Arc of Williamson County was selected out of more than 500 submissions for the grant. Each program had to create a submission video highlighting their work, and there were only 25 winners selected.

The Able Voices program is led by Jen Vogus, who works with the Arc of Williamson County.

“This grant allows our Transition II students access to photography as a powerful means of self-expression, empowerment and advocacy,” said WCS Student Support Services High School Specialist Maria Griego. “I am so thankful for Jen Vogus and the Arc of Williamson County. I’m proud of our students and the hard work they display daily.”

Centennial High’s Able Voices project is currently on display at the Williamson County Community Services Building. Franklin High’s project will be displayed later this semester.