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YAP Scholarship Winner’s Passion for Animals becomes Potential Career Path

YAP Scholarship Winner’s Passion for Animals becomes Potential Career Path

  • 3/28/2019 2:58:00 PM
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by Leah VuichAshlee Freed, a young woman from Mercer, PA, recently received a scholarship through the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund to help pay for educational expenses. YAP Program Coordinator Leah Vuich, describes Ashlee as, “enthusiastic, outgoing, and having a driven personality.” Ashlee recently started online classes to receive a Pet Grooming Certification through the Penn Foster Accredited Education Program.  This online program allows flexibility for her to continue complet...
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Texas Roadhouse Opens Doors

Texas Roadhouse Opens Doors

  • 3/26/2019 9:57:00 AM
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by Brittany HiltonTexas Roadhouse in Palmyra, PA is very supportive of Lebanon YAP’s Workforce Development program. The popular steakhouse currently employs two staff members who receive support from YAP job coaches. Brian Johnson, the franchise owner, interviewed Samantha for a hostess position and hired her right on the spot. Samantha was so delighted to be hired on at Texas Roadhouse; especially as she had recently applied for many jobs and interviewed at more than five businesses with ...
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Finding Success with the Lebanon Workforce Development Program

Finding Success with the Lebanon Workforce Development Program

  • 3/21/2019 11:39:00 AM
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The Lebanon PA Workforce Development program has been growing steadily for approximately 2 years. This program focuses on finding competitive employment suited to the interests and skills of each job seeker. The Lebanon program currently supports 20 people who are in various stages of finding and keeping employment. This program is coordinated by Employment Specialist, Brittany Hilton, and Multi Program Specialist, Angela Byerley.  Oversight and direction are provided by YAP’s Nationa...
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Individuals from Lancaster County Find a Working Lifestyle that Works for Them

Individuals from Lancaster County Find a Working Lifestyle that Works for Them

  • 3/19/2019 9:42:00 AM
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by Cory Cox and Courtney ReimannLancaster County YAP provides a variety of programs for people with disabilities, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, and Intellectual Disabilities. Assistant Director Cory Cox largely oversees these programs and works closely with staff to support individuals in reaching their goals. During a recent conversation with Cory he shared two employment profiles of people who seek to live an Everyday Life-including finding meaningful employment.The SeekerBrian Rod...
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Using Technology to Build Relationships

Using Technology to Build Relationships

  • 3/14/2019 9:49:00 AM
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by Kimberlee Pederson and Courtney Reimann During the past year, the YAP office in Crawford County, PA has had the unique opportunity to support a Chinese American family and their daughter Jing Jing.  Jing Jing Huang and her mother, Angel Huang, moved to Pennsylvania from China approximately 4 years ago.  Jing Jing is in her 20’s and is diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Angel sought out ID/DD services because she wanted Jing Jing to become more independen...
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