Community OpportunitiesThis program helps students acquire and keep paid employment and volunteer positions in the community. There are currently 35 students working at businesses from Siesta Key to North Port and Englewood.
Job coaches provide help with identifying opportunities, completing applications, choosing appropriate clothing, telling time, and transportation. They also assist the student at the job interview and work with the student at the job site, providing training and support. As the employee masters the position's requirements, the coaches reduce the amount of supervision, but still support individuals when they are needed.
Loveland students also volunteer with community organizations such as the Suncoast Humane Society and the Selby Foundation. Some other ways in which students volunteer include: delivering lunches for Meals on Wheels, logging in returned books at our local libraries, and working with children at an elementary school. All these experiences build self-esteem and improve social skills while allowing students to explore areas of personal interest. It means a great deal to the students to know that they are making a difference in people's lives and making positive contributions to the community.
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