As we near young adulthood, we all reach a time in life where we begin to think about our future. What does life beyond high school look like? Can I or should I attend college? Will I be able to get a job? What kind of job is right for me? How do I apply?
Most of us come to a crossroad where we begin to contemplate the future. This can be perplexing for anyone. However, to someone with a disability, these questions may not easily be answered. Times of transition can be confusing, and for a parent of a special needs child, this can be particularly concerning.
Perhaps, opportunity does not even seem within reach to an individual with a disability or the family who loves them. Amplify Life WORKS! is centered around the concept of allowing the disabled individual and their family to envision a typical life. The heart of the program focuses on making this vision a reality.
What is Amplify Life WORKS!?
It is a transitional camp designed to empower the disabled student, by providing insight, knowledge, and tools to help prepare them to embrace their future and navigate young adulthood.
The program focuses on academic enrichment and opportunity, socialization, independent living skills, including self-advocacy skills, and integrated work experiences and career skills that lead to gainful employment.
Who is Amplify Life WORKS! for?
Young adults with special needs who are interested in working or exploring continuing education opportunities in their community. Amplify Life WORKS! is geared toward middle school and high school students, as well as recent graduates seeking to transition to the workplace. They are ages 14 through 22, and fit into a minimum of a 1:4 counselor to student ratio.
What will I learn?
Amplify Life Spring WORKS! is a two-week Day Camp, delivered in a small setting of 15 to 20 participants. Curriculum is delivered in structured daily activity-based modules. The interactive program features guest speakers, community field trips to job shadow, and business tours to learn about different job opportunities. Also included are visits to the University of Nevada, Reno and TMCC, to explore continuing education opportunities, campus life, and study support services.
Amplify Life Summer 2 WORKS! Transition Day Camp:
June 11 - 22; Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily
Please note there is a Summer 1 WORKS! camp. However, campers can only attend one summer works session.
Daily drop off and pick is at the Amplify Life Program Center, 164 Hubbard Way, Suite D, Reno
We transport campers on field trips
We provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments
Participants attend an awards luncheon at the conclusion of the program, where they receive a certificate of completion
Amplify Life Summer 2 WORKS! is free to registered participants. Space is limited.
To register or learn more, please call our office at 775-827-3866.
About Amplify Life
Amplify Life has decades of hands-on-experience working with the disabled. We are highly seasoned in supporting our special needs friends through a variety of educational and recreational programs. We recognize the challenges that exist for someone with a disability and we are committed to empowering our clients to live full lives and educating the community to embrace them. That is why our foray into the transitional space is a natural progression for us.
Amplify Life Summer WORKS! is made available thanks to a generous grant from the State of Nevada. Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR).