Mission: Helping People with Life Challenges Through Outreach and Interactions with Animals and Nature
Our teen and adult job training programs help people with life challenges gain on-the-job work experience and training. Before we begin, though, each participant receives an assessment to be sure we are a good fit.
ADULTS AND SENIORS
Each job training participant's plan is customized to meet his or her needs and goals. And, each participant receives training at our learning center anywhere from eight to twenty hours a week, and from 13 to 52 weeks, depending on the needs of the individual.
Our staff and instructors specialize in working with people with life challenges and special needs, including seniors going back into the workforce, and we work with participants, parents, and caregivers to make the job training at our learning center as fulfilling, relevant, and meaningful as possible.
While every person's plan varies, most participants in this program will, week by week, progress in knowledge and skill by learning office, clerical, janitorial, maintenance, gardening, and other farm duties, working in teams, and heading up at least one project. Help with resumes and mock job interview sessions are given as well.
In addition to job skills, each time a participant comes to our learning center we teach personal and life skills such as teamwork, goal setting and follow through, affect, respect, and time and anger management.
While we cannot help with the job search and placement process at this time, we do give participants an honest reference letter and will speak with prospective new employers, and we support our participants' transition into the working life via phone calls and extra visits to our leraning center.
Participants in our adult job training program must be eighteen years of age or older, and have a diagnosed life challenge. Please contact us regarding fees, and for more information.
We also have a modified junior internship program for teens with life challenges who wish to earn school credit and community service hours, as well as learn job and life skills ,and about the expectations of employers. These teens are with us a minimum of four hours a week indefinitely, and often stay until they either get a job or graduate from high school.
Please note that for the health and safety of all, we are a drug, alcohol, and smoke free organization, and we expect everyone who is on our property to comply. Thank you.