Life and Work Connections

Register Now for Work It

April 26, 2017
Teens and teachers pose for a picture on the MU football field, teens in transition, work it
Last year’s class spent time at Mizzou Athletics where they were exposed to several departments and learned about various jobs.

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 preparation and exploration.

Work It is a fun, interactive class to help teens get ready for the working world. Participants will:

  • Investigate jobs and career paths.
  • Discover options after high school.
  • Experience career roles in the community.
  • Expand skills for the future.
  • Practice talking about their interests, rights and needs.

The eight-week session starts on June 12, 2017 and runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-2 p.m. through August 4. Students must be 16 or older by August 4, 2017 and enrolled in a public high school to participate. Lunch is not provided during the sessions.

Read about last year’s Work It: Teens in Transition class and then download the registration form for the 2017 session. Space is limited, so register today!

For additional information or questions please contact:

Renée Carter at 573-874-1995 ext. 312 or

Mark Satterwhite at 573-874-1995 ext. 154