Job-a-Palooza is a fun-filled event where local and surrounding area youth with varying disabilities can learn and demonstrate new job skills and make new connections. It bridges the communication gap between three distinct groups: businesses, youth and young adults with disabilities, and youth and young adult mentors. Businesses provide job tasks and judge competitors based on the speed and quality in which they complete a task. Mentors teach these skills to competitors utilizing broken down steps (task analysis), as well as coach and cheer their competitor through each competitive task. Competitors work hard to learn a new skill and demonstrate their mastery of it through a fun, friendly competition. Together, the mentor and competitor make one team!