ProAct developed a new enrichment and skills enhancement class called Maintaining Skills in June. The class is designed to assist participants with developing and enhancing their work skills
In-center, participants work on enhancing their social and communication skills. They also develop positive work behaviors and professional growth through activities such as money counting, inventory, sales and organizing. Staff also assess their current skillsets and help them build new skills that will enrich and enhance their daily lives and each person’s potential to move into competitive employment if they are able.
Community-based activities are focused on volunteer experiences that allow for skill development and, ultimately, opening the door to new opportunities. Currently partnerships include DARTS in Dakota County, where participants help seniors with fall and winter cleanup, and Feed My Starving Children, where they prepare food bags for distribution. ProAct is also a member of the Adopt a Street Program in Eagan, a weekly trash collection effort by participants.
As the Maintaining Skills course continues to grow, ProAct is looking to expand its volunteer experiences. Businesses and other organizations with mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities are encouraged to contact Jessie Gruber at 651-289-3163 or firstname.lastname@example.org