Life & Work Connections

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Teens in Transition Combines Classroom Learning with Job Exploration

For the second summer in a row, through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program provided pre-employment transition services to high school students who see work in their futures. The program called “Work It!” combines classroom learning with community outings. This provides participants with an early start […]

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A Bright Future for Alisa

As Bosnian refugees, Alisa and her family came to the United States to seek a new future. Alisa, age 45, began receiving services through Boone County Family Resources ten years ago when her family moved to Columbia. With both parents working at that time, Alisa began services with Life & Work Connections Community Skills Specialist, […]

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Summer Transition Network Classes

There are two upcoming Transition Network classes available to persons served by Boone County Family Resources. Both classes are open to individuals ages 14 and older. In Green Thumb Gardening, you will learn about gardening and how to grow vegetables and flowers. This class meets on Friday mornings from 8-9:30 a.m. from June 9 through August […]

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Matt Uses IPS Program to Land a Job

Matt is enjoying his job at Texas Roadhouse where he’s been working since last fall. He is another successful person employed through the Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) program—a partnership with Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and BCFR— in which persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who want to work are put on a […]

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Register Now for Work It

Through continued partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), this summer the Life & Work Connections program will offer free pre-employment transition services to public high school students age 16 and up. The program called “Work It: Teens in Transition” combines classroom learning with community outings, providing participants with an early start at job […]