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Lighthouse for the Blind presents youth employment prep program

Written by Mindia Whittier

The initiative includes career exploration and job readiness for students with disabilities.

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth has announced it will host a 2-week immersive pre-employment experience in June for Texas students who are blind or significantly visually impaired.

Project B.E.L.I.E.V.E. is geared toward high school students between the ages of 16-21 to support the transition process from high school to post-secondary life. The program is free of charge and will emphasize students gaining independence.  Curriculum includes discovering interests and talents, workplace readiness, self-advocacy, orientation and mobility, independent living skills, assistive technology and more. Each participant will also receive a bag of items to assist in their daily lives.

The program will serve 20 students chosen through a nomination process based on school performance, a teacher’s recommendation and the ability to attend 100% of the program. Participants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of high school, or recently graduated.

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Mindia Whittier