The Live and Learn summer program is a two (2) week summer program for youth with disabilities, ages 16-22, interested in vocational planning for their future. Whether their interests lie in unskilled, skilled or professional occupations, including opportunities requiring a post-secondary education, this program opens the door to the realities of the adult world of work. Participants engage in activities promoting development in the following areas:
- Vocational Exploration, including Soft Skills for the Workplace
- Independent Living (IL) Skills, with an emphasis on Social Skills
- Disclosure and Self-Advocacy
- Money Management Skills
- Transportation Skills
During the day, youth engage in vocational exploration, identification of soft skills used in the workplace, and other activities to assist participants to understand behaviors needed to succeed in the workplace. To help youth gain a feel for a real workplace, participants are provided an opportunity to conduct informational interviews with UNT employees in a variety of work settings.
The evenings are devoted to developing independent living skills for community living and leisure. While overnight accommodations in campus housing are provided, youth are not required to stay overnight to participate in the evening activities. Participants utilize on-campus and public transportation, with assistance, to develop their independent living skills.
Two sessions available:
June 18 - June 30
July 9 - July 21
Location: University of North Texas Denton campus
Complete and submit the Live and Learn 2017 Application to UNTWISE. If you/your child will be sponsored by VRS, please contact your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor regarding payment options. If you/your child are not sponsored by VRS, please select the preferred session below to make payment for the program.
Fees must be paid in full for registration to be complete. No refunds after May 12, 2017.