Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer Program

Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom


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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceProject for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview.

Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress.

This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny County and surrounding areas.
Intake ProcedureCall or walk in.
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Eligibility11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation June, July
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Bonnie Rubin
Contact's Position Executive Director
Contact's Phone 412-246-4434 Ext. 201
Contact's Email brubin@voapa.org
Physical Site Address 1 1323 Forbes Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 232
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Main Phone 412-246-4434
Fax 412-246-4435
Service Location Email info@projectforfreedom.org
Web Address http://www.voapa.org/project-for-freedom
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
Affiliated Program: Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
This Service: Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Life Skills Education (PH-6200.4600)
People With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750)
Prejob Guidance (ND-2000.6500)
Prevocational Training (ND-2000.6600)
School to Adult Life Transition Services (HH-8000.8500-800)
Social Skills Training (PH-6200.8300)