‘Dress Down to Dress Up’ to Help Young Adults with Disabilities find a Career Path

Adults with disabilities can find it hard to find work tailored to their strengths.   But, one international organization designed to help has cemented itsMaxresdefault place in Sault Ste Marie.

Project Search, in Sault Ste Marie, is in its third year of preparing young adults with disabilities for the workforce. War Memorial Hospital has sponsored the organization allowing them to work with certain departments to train the interns. Project Search is having a fundraiser this month to help the interns look professional when interviewing potential employers.

It needs local businesses to make this a success. “We use the money to buy and pick out an outfit to apply for jobs and go out for interviews,” said Project Search Coordinator, Kelli Fenlon. “I thought that would be a great way to use the money.  So I came up with the idea ‘Dress down to Dress Up’.  We are going to have the interns shop with some community members to help out and be some fashion consultants to help the interns pick out some nice outfits to wear for interviews and when they are applying for jobs”.

“I think it’s really fun to do these fundraisers honestly,” mentioned Jimmy Mendham, who is a Project Search intern, “…because I feel like there are other people out there that could actually use this opportunity here at Project Search and get their feet wet”.

If you are a Sault Ste Marie business and would like to be a part of Project Search, contact Kelli Fenlon at 231-838-7882 or KFENLON@EUPSCHOOLS.ORG


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