This year’s Summer Youth Work Experience came to an end last week. The SYWE program is a great chance for transition students (14-21) with disabilities to gain work experience to help them transition into the workforce while earning a wage. We were pleased to have 51 students at multiple worksites across Sandusky County, Erie County, Huron County, and Lorain County.
This work-based learning experience helps build students' work readiness skills through on-the-job training and instruction with hands-on support from Job Coaches. Our student groups assisted with clean-up at Lakeview Park, mucking horse stalls at Boots to Grasses, organizing stock at Miller Market, and more.
We are so thankful for our local businesses and community partners who provided worksites to our groups: Sandusky County Dog Kennel, Millers SuperValu (Clyde), Back to the Wild, Boots to Grasses, Erie County Dog Kennel, The Salvation Army, Millers SuperValu (Norwalk), Barnes Nursery, YMCA French Creek, Lakeview Park, and Friendship APL.