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‘Transition Youth Program’

The start of a new school year can bring a long list of to-dos. Shopping for school supplies, getting haircuts, and making sure that the first day of school outfit is set and ready to go. For parents with kids with disabilities, sometimes adjusting or obtaining an IEP or 504 is also on the list. [...]
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Sometimes balancing the responsibilities of school and young adult life with extracurriculars can be a challenging task. But employU client Christian seems to be an expert when it comes to keeping up with his responsibilities. Ambitious and hard-working, Christian has completed ten On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs), the Work Readiness Training, the Self-Advocacy Workshop, a Career Camp, […]

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Caring, patient, polite, and a dog lover through and through; this is how we would describe employU client, Marc.  Marc began his journey with employU in December 2020 after being referred by Vocational Rehabilitation. After meeting Marc, his Young Adult Transition Coordinator, Kimberly Halhober, learned of Marc’s love of dogs and his desire to pursue […]

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Interested in culture, history, and photography, it’s no wonder high school student Matthias dreams of becoming a travel ambassador one day. Matthias first came to employU in March of 2021 and enrolled in our virtual career camp.  Through career camp, Matthias was able to hear from guest speakers from a variety of industries and explore […]

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William is a young man with dreams of becoming a doctor one day. In the meantime, William wants to gain general work experience and independence. To accomplish this goal, William connected with employU to participate in an on-the-job training (OJT). Within a couple of weeks, William was working at his first on-the-job training at Annie […]

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Latavia is a hard-working woman who had a desire to contribute to her household income and create a better living situation for her mother, her brother, and herself. She came to employU during her junior year of high school and worked four different on-the-job trainings (OJTs). Latavia told her job coach that she would like […]

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Selena is an employU client with a passion for animals and a strong desire to become a vet tech. She also had goals of being financially independent and being able to move out on her own while supporting herself.  Upon hearing Selena’s passion and goals, her Transition Coordinator Leita Strickland got to work.   Selena began […]

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employU peer mentor Elektra has some great advice for youth clients learning to navigate the challenges that come with transitioning into the adult world.  And, with a little creativity, she’s made it super easy to remember by using the word adore as an acronym.  Read more on the details of ADORE and check out Elekra’s […]

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The new year often brings a desire for new beginnings with it.  For some, this includes the start of a new career.  Taking a leap into anything new can be intimidating but may ultimately end up being a very crucial step to a rewarding, sustainable financial future.  There are many reasons to start a new […]

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