Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH provides real-life work experience and training to help youth with significant disadvantages or different abilities to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life. Students in their last year of high school are offered coaching and support while completing three ten-week internship rotations. This program earns credit toward graduation.

Students enroll in a nine-month program that provides training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches, and the employers. Goodwill’s Career Coach helps students find employment and acclimate to their new jobs.

Classes meet at the Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:30pm.

Partners include Children’s Mercy Hospital, the North Kansas City School District, Truman Medical Center and Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

*Participants are referred by the North Kansas City School District, and VR eligible. This program is funded by Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation.

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