Live Out Loud (LOL) Academy
LOL Academy is a free program for transition aged youth (16-24 years old) who will soon be graduating or have previously graduated from high school and are transitioning into college and/or the work place. We train youth on topics such as the Independent Living Philosophy, the disability civil rights movement, positive communication, making positive choices, goal setting, transferable job skills, interviewing skills, dressing for success, motivation, advocacy, anger and stress management, resume and cover letter writing, networking, how to choose the right career, transportation skills, recreational opportunities, emergency preparedness, budgeting, and time management, etc. Participants will also be provided with a list of community resources that will assist them to live, work, and play as independently as possible in their community. LOL Academy participants will tour and learn about the services offered by the Knoxville Transit Center, the Knoxville Career Center, the City/County Building, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, local recreational centers, etc. They will hear speakers from the Knoxville Office for Disability Issues, Knox Area Transit, Knoxville Police and Fire Departments, Knoxville Parks and Rec, etc. Graduates from LOL Academy are more prepared and more confident as they navigate the transition process out of high school and onto whatever their future holds.
For more information about LOL Academy call Mike Scripa at (865) 637-3666 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.