Get Out and About This Summer

Summer is coming! Are you ready to get out and about?

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Employee Spotlight: Shana Wilson

By Natasha Sigoloff Meet Shana Wilson, Direct Support Professional II with the Supported Living program. Shana began working for Boone County Family Resources right after graduating high school and celebrates her 15 year anniversary this year. In high school, Shana worked with fellow students and her cousin who belong to the intellectual/development disability community. Those […]

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Career Connections: A Summer Work Experience

By Mark Satterwhite This summer, the agency’s Life & Work Connections program is piloting Career Connections, a summer work experience program for high school students between their junior and senior high school years. The plan is to link six eligible students with local businesses, where they will work part time from June 11  to July […]

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The STEPs to Getting a Job

People get jobs so they can live in and enjoy the community. Nicholas was determined to do just that. Working with his support coordinator, Nicholas learned about summer work experiences available to him while still in high school. He chose on-the-job-training with the BCFR summer work crew program where he learned first-hand the soft skills […]