Youth Transition Program
Youth Transition Services
CFI works one-on-one with youth to develop and achieve independent living goals such as preparing for employment, college, learning how to get around the community independently, and becoming a strong self-advocate. All services are individualized to reflect each participant’s goals. The CFI staff also works with youth to connect with community resources and apply for other services.
Youth Transition Summer Workshop
The Youth Transition Summer Workshop is for youth who experience disability, ages 16-21; planning to live independently, and have career or educational goals. Youth who have a 504 plan or an Individual Education Plan are encouraged to apply. This is an overnight event and takes place on a college campus. The workshop focuses on preparing for college and/or employment and learning independent living skills. Some skills include self-advocacy, financial management, transportation, and self-care. Guest speakers share services available in the community for future support. This is a great opportunity for youth to get connected, experience living on their own, and meet other youth with disabilities who plan to live independently.
For more information you can download the flyer here. Summer Workshop Flyer
Youth Transition Peer Groups
The Youth Transition Peer Groups are for youth ages 14 to 24, who are currently working one-on-one with CFI staff on individual goal plans. The groups meet monthly and are a great way to meet other youth who are working towards similar goals and may experience similar challenges. The groups also focus on developing leadership skills while having fun. Some group activities include bowling, cooking, playing games and getting out in the community. This is a safe place for youth who are experiencing disabilities or have a chronic medical condition to come, relax, make new friends, and be appreciated for who they are. For more information, please contact our Youth Transition Coordinator for each location listed below.
Lakewood- Youth Transition Group
Meets the last Wednesday of each month from 3-5 PM.
Marysville-Youth Transition Group Meets the last Friday of each month from 3-5 PM.