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.
How it works:
- 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.
- Partners include Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Center for Human Services and the North Kansas City School District.