Junior Achievement Career Readiness Camp (for all ind. with I/DD ages 14 – 35) - The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte
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Junior Achievement Career Readiness Camp (for all ind. with I/DD ages 14 – 35)

In partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Carolinas, JA of Central Carolinas engages students with different abilities in an inclusive summer camp experience. Throughout their week at JA BizTown Adaptive Career Readiness Summer Camp, campers with different skill sets from their peers will work on developing and practicing life skills in hands-on, interactive citizenship role-play that encourages future independent living and career adaptation. This adult-centered approach seeks to foster empowerment for campers to utilize healthy social and interpersonal skills, self-regulation during potentially overwhelming and overstimulating career centered-life activities, advocation for unique needs, and mindfulness for self-care.

Campers will work together on team building games, role-playing employment skills, raising confidence in their strengths for a work force, as well as practicing reading, writing, math, multitasking, and motor skills. Campers will gain valuable experience in writing resumes, working in a team environment, self-regulation in a workplace, and more day-to-day life abilities because all students deserve to feel proud, capable, hopeful, and included in their futures.

NOTE: Students must not have any significant behavioral issues and be able to be independent in the bathroom. This camp does require active engagement. Please contact ctaylor@jacarolinas.org if you are unsure if this camp is the best fit for your student.



August 5
August 9


Junior Acheivement Career Readiness Camp
1701 North Graham Street, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28206 United States
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