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OUR INAUGURAL CAMP!

This summer, New ýapp is partnering with the CA Department of Rehabilitation to offer a unique summer camp experience for students with disabilities. Qualified students will be able to attend camp at no cost to their families. We have a limited number of spaces, so apply today!

KEY DATES

  • Priority Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Final Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • #1- Job Exploration: June 24-28, 2024
  • #2- Postsecondary Opportunities: July 8-12, 2024
  • #3- Workplace Readiness: July 15-19, 2024
  • #4- Self-Advocacy: July 22-26, 2024

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) “seeks to ensure that students and youth with disabilities have meaningful opportunities to receive the services needed to achieve quality competitive integrated employment outcomes.” Eligibility for students:

  • Between 16 and 21 years of age.
  • Enrolled in a recognized education program.
  • One or more of the following:
  • Eligible for & receiving special education or related services
  • Eligible for & receiving accommodations with a 504 plan or IEP.
  • Physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.*

Note: Currently we are working with the Van Nuys/ Foothill District of the California Department of Rehabilitation. We aim to add additional districts in the future.

WHAT HAPPENS AT CAMP CAPABILITY?

Focus of Instruction

  • Exploration of information about the job market, in-demand jobs and industries, and non-traditional employment options.
  • Discussions about in-demand jobs, career pathways, and matching interests and skills to possible jobs.

Activities

  • Ice Breakers
  • Tours of local employers
  • Guest Speakers from local employers
  • Communication skill building
  • Field Trips

Focus of Instruction

  • Reviewing information about college, vocational, or trade school admissions processes, courses, and resources available to support student success.
  • Advising students and parents on academic curricula and the type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace.
  • Support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Visit college campuses.

Activities

  • Team Builders
  • Visit local colleges and universities
  • Learn about available supports on campus
  • Learn about activities on campus
  • Learn about various professional learning programs

Focus of Instruction

  • Opportunities to acquire and apply work-appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Development of independent living skills such as financial literacy, mobility, and job-seeking skills.
  • Learning about employer expectations for punctuality, performance, and other “soft” skills necessary for employment.

Activities

  • Mock interviews
  • Workplace training at local businesses
  • Setting a budget
  • Visit local businesses from a variety of industries
  • Guest speakers from the workforce

Focus of Instruction

  • Learning about rights and responsibilities, and how to request accommodations or services and supports. Practice communicating thoughts, concerns, and needs.
  • Participation in youth leadership activities, peer mentoring, or mentoring with educational staff.

Activities

  • Advocacy training and simulations
  • Discussions with peer mentors
  • Visit local leaders in politics and education
  • Public Speaking