Youth Transition: First Jobs Program

Haley Hoffman oversees participants Elbra and Justin in the meat department of Mariano's

For Students with Visual Impairment

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Training Week: June 28 – July 2, 2020
5 week paid internship to follow
Chicago Lighthouse | 1850 W. Roosevelt Road | Chicago

This unique vocational program combines classroom learning, on-site orientation
and paid work experience for students who are blind or visually impaired ages 16-24. For the first week, students attend classes on resume writing, career planning, disability disclosure, nonverbal communication skills, self-advocacy, conflict resolution and mock interviewing. For the next five weeks, students work at their designated sites for 20 hours each week as paid intern employees, with the possibility for competitive employment.

For more information, view the event flyer,
or contact Shelle Hamer at
(847) 510-2055