Our CareersPLUS Youth program provides comprehensive, age -appropriate career readiness, career exploration activities and a mentor program for teens and young adults who are blind or have low vision.
Students ages 14 to 22 living in Sacramento and surrounding communities will be exposed to nationally recognized Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) through day-long and multi- session course offerings.
Highlights of our carefully crafted seminars and community outings will include the following critical elements:
- Mentoring & instruction in Self Advocacy
- Counseling on post-secondary educational opportunities
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning opportunities
- Workplace readiness training
This program is designed for youth with vision loss to prepare for and succeed in high school, college and ultimately enter the world of work. CareersPLUS youth programming offers interactive instruction tailored for individual and group learning. Participants will gain confidence, experience and support in Society’s CareersPLUS program.
Society for the Blind’s CareersPLUS staff is highly trained in working with youth and young adults who are blind or have low vision. With over thirty-years of combined training, supervision and expertise in direct instruction, staff will operate a safe learning environment that encourages individual participation and involvement in community immersion.
In 2017, CareersPLUS programs and seminars will occur monthly, offering daylong Saturday small group sessions. Additionally, after-school, walk-ins and appointments to meet and receive Career Mentoring are available and encouraged. Please see our quarterly “CareersPLUS Youth Calendar” for program details.
CareersPLUS youth programs and services are available to persons ages 14 to 22. For program registration and enrollment, please call Richard Rueda at 916-889-7513 or email CareersPLUS@societyfortheblind.org. Tuition assistance for after school and weekend programming is available. Applicants need not be a Department of Rehabilitation client at time of enrollment.
Society for the Blind staff are available for school and community group visits to provide an overview of CareersPLUS and other programming and services offered at our Center. The CareersPLUS youth program’s ultimate goal is to foster in the youth a sense of confidence and the ability to apply their skills to pursue college and career goals.
Be sure to check out our upcoming CareersPLUS Youth events on our calendar!