Let's Build a Brighter Tomorrow!
The future building blocks of our community is our youth. It is crucial that they have the opportunities to get into careers that they desire and need. That is where we come in. sonder SOLUTIONS’ Youth Services program provides Workforce Development Services to high school students with disabilities. In order for these students to be successful, it is imperative for students to get the training they need before they graduate high school.
In 2017, only 18.7% of individuals with a disability were employed in the United States (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). But like Sarah Franklin (the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Trailhead and Developer Relations at Salesforce) says, “A more inclusive workforce, which has been proven to foster creativity and bolster financial performance.” sonder SOLUTIONS fights to break down barriers to help do exactly that—to create an inclusive workforce for all. We bring together innovative workforce development training to help transition-age high school students with disabilities secure paid work experience. We empower these youth by helping them gain the necessary skills to enter the workforce by removing barriers, providing job readiness & paid work, all while building confidence and independence.
3 Easy Ways You Can Help High School Students with Disabilities
Your inclination to help is the first step to creating a positive change in someone's life. Sacramento’s high school students with disabilities need your help. Here are three easy ways for you to get involved:
1.) Donate: A onetime donation can be made, a donation can be made into a monthly contribution, or you can donate your time. You can gift us by following the link: https://www.sondersolutions.org/donate-now. Your gift goes to work so every sonder SOLUTIONS participant can too.
2.) Buy a Ticket: Our Holiday Benefit Breakfast is the next event to not only raise funds for the underserved populations we help but to celebrate our participants’ successes in 2018. The breakfast is on December 7, 2018! You can purchase our tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-annual-holiday-benefit-breakfast-tickets-52547023562
3.) Hire an Intern: sonder SOLUTIONS will pay for our high school age participants to work for you. We provide services that include workforce innovation, leadership and development opportunities, resume workshops, and job readiness training. We also place individuals at jobs that match their own interests. Wages are paid by sonder SOLUTIONS and each internship will not to exceed 89 days or 100 hrs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Creating partnerships is a crucial aspect of being able to provide the most effective programs appropriate for youth in need. For more information on how you can partner with us to help, please give us a call at (916) 249-0203