St. Louis Arc
Project Name: Neighborhood Experiences
1816 Lackland Hill Pkwy, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63146
- Participants will increase the number of people in his or her social circle;
- Participants will secure paid employment;
- Participants will secure paid employment with a site at which he or she has volunteered or done work study; and
- Participants will continue in post-secondary education or any other community workshop or training class in an identified area of interest.
The Neighborhood Experiences project provides young adults, (ages 16 to 20) with developmental disabilities the support they need to take advantage of opportunities in their own community. Participants engage in at least 4-5 volunteer and/or work experiences throughout the summer that help them achieve personal and career goals. At the end of the summer, each individual works with their staff partner to create a professional portfolio and resume showcasing his or her accomplishments. Throughout the school year individuals are attending employment workshops, presentations, and volunteering in community service projects.