Every October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The theme for this year is to reflect on the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment opportunities and community involvement during the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities. Yes She Can works to promote this and helps trainees to develop the skills needed to find jobs with employers who recruit, hire, support, and mentor people with disabilities. These opportunities aim to improve training and employment, and better outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are underemployed, and or receiving SSI.
Trainees at Yes She Can contribute their characteristics and personality traits that make them valuable to the work environment. They also show their unique knowledge, unique personality, and brilliant understanding of how our store works.
I am a ‘newbie’ trainee at ‘Yes She Can’. I am taking this opportunity to learn interviewing skills, communication skills, interacting with customers, and pricing American Girl outfits to put either online or on the store floor.
I am putting all of my passion, dedication, bubbly personality, and hard work to get better at these skills, so I can advance into the real work field. Because of these qualities, I feel that the coaches are helpful in teaching me these skills, as I continue to thrive while working at ‘Yes She Can’.
For more information about Yes She Can and how to enroll in our program, you can visit our website www.yesshecaninc.org or call 914.428.1258
By Abigail, Yes She Can trainee