On November 13th, 2021 we completed our fifth year of our annual fall mentorship and vocational building curriculum: Your Path To Success (YPTS). YPTS is So Kids SOAR's (formerly Dreams for Kids DC) mentorship program that provides communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area.
The program concept derived from the need to provide SKS participants with resources to expand and grow after their time in SKS clinics. Over the course of 3 months, the program offers participants both skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site group community service projects, site visits to places that employ those with disabilities, and opportunities to network. We seek for participants to walk away with meaningful relationships, new confidence, and real skills that allow them to pursue independence and gainful employment. Thank you again to our 2021 YPTS donors: Dr. James Hsu, Rob & Paige Robertory, Van Metre, and the Wawa Foundation. Thank you to The Blue Wave Media for this beautiful video.