Unlock Your Potential With the YEP Workforce Development Program
The Amputee Coalition YEP Workforce Development Program launched at the beginning of April. The program is designed to assist 15- to 17-year-olds living with limb loss and limb difference with career and professional development training to start their journey into the workforce. The YEP Workforce Development Program includes assistance with career exploration, resume writing, setting up a professional profile, mock interviewing, and searching and applying for internships and summer job opportunities.
Webinar: Introduction to the YEP Workforce Development Program
This webinar session will include an overview of the Amputee Coalition’s YEP Workforce Development Program, participants eligible for the program, services/resources available, how to register for the program and overview of Workforce Development webpage and YEP career dashboard for intern and summer job board. Employers/Organizations are welcome to attend. There will be time for Q&A at the end.
Speaker: Trenaya Reid
YEP We Can Podcast
Episode 2 of the YEP We Can Podcast, “Youth Empowerment,” is now available! After YEP’s Empowerment Luncheon and Summit in Chicago on March 11, we recorded a live podcast for our viewers to see our talented YEP participants. We had three amazing guests, Divine, Zaelyn, and Callaway, join our co-hosts, Brandon and Henry, as we discussed “empowerment” from their perspective. Our guests were not shy about sharing how people judge or place limits on them based on their limb loss.
Divine shared, “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there is a footprint on the moon.” Callaway shared her most recent advocacy efforts in New Mexico to advocate for other youth living with limb loss and limb difference to have better prosthetics. Callaway stated, “I woke up one morning and said I’m going to advocate for change and did it.”
Listen to more of the conversation around empowerment by visiting YouTube/@yep2022, and feel free to share it with other youth.
Learn More About the Youth Engagement Program
YEP’s vision is to expand our reach to youth and teens. YEP is committed to inclusivity for the limb loss and limb difference community, their families, caregivers, and allies. YEP is a program designed and geared toward youth to help them with life skills, education and training, camp activities, and YEP workforce development.
If you haven’t yet registered for the YEP Program, register today!