Empowered to Live
This grant supports the expansion and improvement of Will to Live Center’s vocational training programs. The mission of The Will to Live Center is to integrate youth and individuals with disabilities into their communities, by providing vocational training services and life skills training. The Will to Live Center is determined to have their youth lead meaningful, productive lives. This grant project will focus on their existing job training programs, as well as their new programs in street photography, beauty training, graphic design, and information technology. These courses will prepare the youth for growing industries, especially in international IT industries. Many international companies hope to diversify their workforce. By participating in Will to Live’s programs, the youth will be well-prepared to apply and take on jobs at these companies in tech support. Already, Will to Live has celebrated an over 80% employment rate for their students. Through this grant project, they look forward to increasing those numbers and supporting youth with disabilities.