A Professional Development Workshop Series
Presented by EDCJCC and DFKDC

Dream for Kids DC and the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center are partnering up to create a mentorship program that seeks to provide skill building for young adults and teens with intellectual and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from within the DFKDC and the EDCJCC. Over the course of 6 months, the program will offer participants both skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication. As well as off-site group community service projects, site visits to places that employ those with disabilities, and opportunities to network. The mentors and mentees will meet at the EDCJCC and offsite locations.

We seek for participants to walk away with meaningful relationships, new confidence, and real skills that allow them to pursue independence and gainful employment.

Info about DFKDC

Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie.

Past programming workshops YPTS have worked on included communication skills, mentoring trainings, career search, and group community service projects off site.

Upcoming programming workshops and events include:
July 9th(11:00-1:00pm) - Resume building
July 16th-29th - Networking event
July 31st(6:30-8:30pm) - Learning the Interview process
August 1st – August 6th - Off-site job visits
August 6th(11:00am–1:00pm) - Lunch & Debrief from Job Site Visits
August 13th(12:30–3:30pm) - Mock interviews and final party

For information and details regarding the YPTS workshop series, please contact Stacey Herman,  Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at or 202-777-3276

Check out photos from our Your Path to Success Program