Program Helps Teens With Disabilities get Summer Jobs
Summertime is here, which means many teenagers are heading into the workforce once again, or maybe for the first time. For some teens and young adults with disabilities, however, it may be a bit more difficult to nail that summer gig. Luckily, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Summer Youth Employment Program is making it more feasible for these kids to get their chance at making some extra cash this Summer.
According to KIMA, the purpose of the program is to break barriers in the workforce for individuals with disabilities that sometimes get " overlooked and a lot of times they’re not given a chance." Organizers with the program talk to employers on behalf of these individuals letting them know of their willingness to work hard if given the opportunity. On top of gaining valuable work experience, participants also get assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, gain computer skills, CPR training, and more!
This Summer, the program is looking for 46 applicants. If you or someone you know is interested, get an application "at Northwest Community Action Center in Toppenish or WorkSource in Yakima, Ellensburg or Sunnyside."