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Ability KC, in collaboration with Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (MOVR) and area schools, offers a unique work experience for high school students with disabilities. This six-week program is designed to help students entering their senior year of high school build critical life skills to prepare them for their future as they transition from high school to adulthood. Summer Work Experience participants will gain meaningful work experience through paid job opportunities and classroom training.

  • Ability KC will provide an Employment Training Specialist to help train, supervise and support students at their job.
  • Students will learn skills for resume writing, contacting employers, completing job applications, preparing for job interviews and handling conflicts in the workplace.
  • Students will be paid bi-weekly over the six week program.
  • Students will receive 16 hours of work experience per week and 4 hours of classroom skills training.
  • Students must be between their junior and senior year of high school.
  • Students must be eligible by MOVR prior to starting the program.

Ability KC partners with employers across the Greater Kansas City area to provide a wide range of employment opportunities.

  • Clinton
    Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
  • Cameron
    Parks and Recreation
  • Hamilton
    Hillcrest Manor
  • Kansas City
    Union Station
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
    Central High School
  • Lathrop
    Parks and Recreation
  • Kearney
    Kearney High School
  • Maryville
    Maryville Recreation Center
    Hyvee Grocery Store
  • Platte City
    Platte County High School
  • Sedalia
    Woods Supermarket
  • Warrensburg
    University of Central Missouri

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