UNTWISE hosts two summer programs for youth with disabilities

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This summer, UNTWISE hosted the 2017 Live and Learn and College WISE Summer Programs for youth with disabilities ages 16-22.

Live and Learn is a two-week program for youth interested in vocational planning for their future. Now in its second year, the program opened doors for 47 participants to the realities of the adult world of work.

College WISE is a one-week program for youth interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. The program provided an overview of the expectations and demands of community college and a four-year university. Twenty-two young adults from across Texas engaged in a variety of activities that demonstrated skills necessary to be successful in higher education settings.

When asked about their experience, participants shared that Live and Learn “…helped me figure out what I want to do in the future,” and that College WISE “…helps you find what class major you would like to join.”

“The programs offer youth the opportunity to experience life on their own, while in a safe, encouraging environment,” said Crystal George, M.S., CRC, UNTWISE program manager. “The programs also provide current graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to put into practice the valuable skills they are learning in the classroom.”

UNT’s Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment (UNTWISE) delivers information, continuing education and technical assistance in areas that affect the employment and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Utilizing a variety of delivery systems, from face-to-face training to distance-learning technologies, UNTWISE keeps vocational rehabilitation practitioners and managers abreast of the latest trends, best practices and research. Learn more about UNTWISE Summer Programs.