The YES CI is a collection of passionate people from school boards and service provider organizations dedicated to helping youth with disabilities successfully transition to the workforce.
Here our partners can find information about other programs in the community, find minutes and resources from YES CI meetings, and get up-to-date on the latest events and happenings in the network.
Don't forget to check out our blog where you will hear interesting perspectives about transitioning youth with disabilities from school to work, learn about events in the community, and get updates on the latest developments in assistance and services.
A collective impact initiative only works if members are active in reaching out to us and each other. We depend on your active participation to achieve our goal: to make it easier for youth with disabilities to successfully transition from school to work.
There are numerous services within the community to help youth with disabilities make a successful transition to their first career!
You can download a PDF of all the service providers in the community that assist youth with disabilities.
If you represent an organization whose information needs to be updated or if you are missing from the directory list please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
YES CI Members have access to YES CI Stewardship Committee Minutes and related documentation.
The Stewardship Committee is composed of youth, parents, representatives from various service provider agencies, as well as teachers and other representatives of the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
Please email email@example.com to request access or for past meeting minutes or related documentation.
The Youth Employment Support (YES) Collective brings together students, family members, educators, employment service providers and disability agency staff to find ways to make it easier for youth with a disability to make a successful transition from school to employment. Our focus is on providing education to all, about the disability supports & services that are already available in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. We will provide support, structure and processes to help these programs to work effectively together and with our local school boards. We have identified some gaps in services and are developing creative solutions in order to meet the needs of youth in our community. These gaps include a shortage of employment transition planning, transportation issues in the rural areas, and the limited number of job coaching support opportunities for youth. The goal of the project is to support youth with barriers to employment and help them integrate into our community, reducing poverty, improving their quality of life and making our local workforce more inclusive.
Population-Level Impact Statement
By 2022, the Youth Employment Support (YES) Collective will increase the current employment rate for youth with a disabilities aged 15-22 in KFLA from 32% to 44%
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