Expanding employment opportunities for our young people.
SNN is breaking barriers to employment for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities by laying down a clear pathway to employment. The Youth Employment Leadership and Empowerment Program +Accessibility (YELEPA) is a year-long robust training program for young people ages 16-24 with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Participants benefit from mentorship, individualized support, and workshops on job readiness, self-awareness, financial literacy, and interpersonal skills development. Our goal is to ultimately connect participants with employers who will provide ongoing mentorship, living wages, and the opportunity to fully experience and thrive in the workforce.