7/25/17 – A local non-profit that helps individuals with special needs has a new place to call home. In May, Green Valley Enterprises moved its Life Academy into the former Haas Photography Building at 110 East Burnett Street in Beaver Dam. Instructor Joann Lehman says their old location was smaller and not wheelchair accessible. She says new building is an open concept which makes it easier to look across the open space to see what everybody is doing and where everyone is. Lehman says they also have wheelchair accessible bathrooms and showers. The Life Academy, which serves as a post-graduate course that grows employment and life-long independent living skills, received a grant yesterday from the AT&T Wisconsin Innovation and Investment Award program. Lehman says the money help the organization purchase new curriculum kits that teaches lessons on different vocational skills such as carpentry, banking, or any entry-level field. The grant amount is $2,650 which Lehman says will all be going to the new curriculum.