Summer Employment Academy 2020-07-01T14:27:27+00:00

Summer Employment Academy

The 2020 DSAGR Summer Employment Academy has been postponed until Summer 2021.

For Summer 2020, we have created Summer Employment Academy for all in the clouds! This 4-series class is open to all high school students. We will discuss soft skills and self-determination skills in a fun interactive format. The first class is Tuesday July 14 at 11am. We also have a class for middle school students which starts Tuesday July 14 at 10am. All classes are one hour.  Register here.

Check out the 2018 Summer Employment Academy Video!

Check out the 2019 Summer Employment Academy Video!

A 4-week summer program in which high school students with Down syndrome have on-site career experiences along with in-class soft skills employment training. Eligibility – any student with Down syndrome age 16 years+ who are still in high school. Class are held Monday to Thursday for 4 weeks during the summer at the DSAGR office. Students are in-class two days per week and then on a job site two days per week. The student rotates through 4 different job sites for an individualized and well-rounded career exploration experience. While at the job site, they have the opportunity to practice the soft skills they are learning in class while working with a job coach. Class size is 8 students with Down syndrome.


Kim Owens
DSAGR Education Director