Good Shepherd Community Center and Micah’s Mission School, Inc. have partnered with Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services to establish Jullia’s Place to provide inspiration and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and for ages 14-21.
The new program will be teaching life-ready skills beginning this summer on July 6 to July 30 at Good Shepherd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We saw a need in our community for our young people to gain skills to may be able to have gainful employment and we decided to partner together to meet that need,” said Executive Director of Good Shepherd Cindy McCarley.
Jullia’s Place will have a variety of preemployment transition services which will help each individual enhance their skills at their future workplace.
“We will do devotions to figure out how they are, who they want to be, where they want to go, their goals and how to express that to others, which will help them prepare for those employment positions,“ Micah’s Mission Founder, President and Executive Director Dr. Emily Williams said.
Each participant will go through pre-job exploration where they will focus on a specific job each week to give all attendees a chance to explore a variety of employment opportunities. They will work on exercises, such as vocabulary, which will help prepare for what the job in details.
Jullia’s Place is a great summer opportunity for individuals and it will be provided at no cost to families, while participants can get caring, hands-on experience for future jobs that will help them achieve independence.
Jullia’s Place will be open each summer after school recesses until a week before the new school year begins. Good Shepherd will also be offering Jullia’s Place during school breaks as well.
To sign up for Jullia’s Place, individuals can stop by Good Shepherd or call 601-636-7687 to speak with someone who can help.