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United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Description of Service
Young people want to be connected to friends and family, lead productive lives and be respected for their choices. Teen years are critical to developing social skills and peer networks that lead to success in young adult life, career development and independence. Parents work to provide a life in which these opportunities are available for their child and help their child grow and mature so they can make the transition from school to adult life. Via Teen Summer Experience is for teens and young adults, ages 13-21, with varying disabilities. Via provides instruction on a variety of skills throughout the program to assist participants achieve their personal goals. Via Teen Summer Experience runs from 9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday; sign up for full weeks or select days throughout the summer. Via Teen Summer Experience is for teens and young adults, ages 13-21, with varying disabilities. Via provides instruction on a variety of skills throughout the program to assist participants achieve their personal goals. Focus On You Via partners with employers, local agencies and schools throughout the Lehigh Valley to provide opportunities for teens and young adults to participate in: -Life skills development for students transitioning from high school to adult life.
-Occupation awareness through job shadowing, career exploration, interview skills and resume preparation.
- Opportunities to participate in continuing education and enrichment courses.
-Recreational activities to build and develop socialization among peers.
-Excursions Volunteering Teens participate in volunteer activities to continue to expand job skills.
Volunteer sites include:
-Meals on Wheels
-Project of Easton Food Bank
-Moravian House Square
-Cedarbrook Nursing Home
-3rd Street Alliance Learning About Work Teens visit Lehigh Valley employers to learn about job opportunities, interviewing techniques, employment applications, and the qualifications that are required for various positions.
Job sites visits include:
-St. Luke's Hospital
-Danâ€™s Camera City
In addition, participants complete career interest surveys, develop resumes and prepare for job interviews. Teens create a resume throughout the summer to build upon during the school year that can increase their success in finding a job. Summer Fun Via understands that the summer is meant for fun so teens participate in a variety of social and recreational activities like baseball games, swimming, sports, and picnics and other creative activities to expand gross and fine motor skills and work on team building. Via seeks to discover teachable moments throughout the summer whether ordering food at a baseball game, talking to friends at the local swimming pool or asking for a job application while exploring the community.