How Can You Help?
Get involved! Show the local area youth and young adults with disabilities, those that love and support them, their peer mentors, and the local community that you are supportive and a forward thinking company that embraces differences. Your participation provides opportunities for youth and young adults to learn new job skills and then showcase their mastery of these skills to themselves, you, their peer mentors, teachers, parents, and spectators. It is an opportunity for them and those watching to realize that while they may have differences, they are able!
What Does Participation Look Like?
Participating in this event looks like… FUN!
Each business that participates will set up their own workstation. This workstation will focus on a specific task that an employee at that business may do on a daily basis. The Arc Big Bend will break this task down into actionable steps (we call this task analysis). Competitors (aged 14-21) will have 5 different tasks to learn, train, and compete on, one task from five different businesses. Each competitor is assigned a peer mentor who will train them on these tasks using the provided task analysis during the practice run. Then, they will coach them through their tasks during the competition. Competitors and their mentors will be given a task competition schedule that will help them rotate through their chosen workstations in a specific order.
Your responsibility as a participating business is to:
- Provide a specific task for your workstation.
- Provide at least 2 volunteers to run your workstation.
- Setup your workstation on September 6th.
- Bring all materials that will be needed for each participant to practice and compete at your station.
- Judge competitors based on speed and/or quality.
What sort of tasks could businesses provide?
Mechanic Shop: Change a tire, Check a tire for holes, Patch a tire, Take apart and put back together a simple part.
Grocery Store: Stock shelves, Bag groceries, Scan items, Accepting cash and making change
Office: Alphabetize paperwork, File 10 items, Sort uncollated copies, Prepare packets
Restaurant: Roll silverware, bus and clean tables, take a food order, serve food, clean menus.
OR… think outside of the box! The main goal is to teach job skills. Is your team creative and able to develop a quick, fun game that teaches skills? Make the game your task!
Why Should You Participate?
- This is a fun community event that will give you exposure.
- You will be included in all media and press releases related to this event.
- The event aligns with corporate social responsibility goals… give back to the same people, the same community, that supports your business!
- You will show the community that you are leading the way for forward thinking and that your company embraces differences in customers and employees, alike.
REGISTER BY AUGUST 17TH!
THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
This event is sponsored by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation