STEP Innovation Stage
PRESENTED BY: Jeanette Hoyer, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
Tri-Share Child Care Program
Affordable child care is one of the biggest barriers to employment and quality child care can change the trajectory of a child’s life. It’s time to change the culture around child care to ensure both affordability and quality are accessible to all. Hear about how the Tri Share Pilot Project is working to do just that.
PRESENTED BY: Travis Atkinson, TBD Solutions
An Ideal Crisis Continuum
In your darkest hour- what is it that you need, what re your desires to feel safe and climb out of the space you are in? An ideal crisis continuum is developed with persons served at the center of it all. It is built to be person centered, to provide timely access, and to be cost efficient. There are pockets of greatness in Michigan, and there are elements of greatness we can still work to achieve.
PRESENTED BY: Georgia Mason, Key Opportunities
Innovative Culinary Program
CHEFS (Culinary & Hospitality Experience/Food Service). It teaches front and back of house restaurant operations that include greeting and seating guests, serving food and beverages, following recipes, and ServSafe practices for food preparation and storage. Each month, the CHEFS team of seven participants and their job coaches host a five course dinner for ticket holders. The program and events occur in the fully equipped restaurant owned by Key Opportunities. The Chefs Community Instructor is a graduate of the culinary arts program at the Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) and also participated in Key Opportunities Youth Programs during high school.
PRESENTED BY: Anthony Marcellini, Services to Enhance Potential
What is a Progressive Art Studio
What is a progressive art studio and how a self-directed studio art program provides platforms for self-actualization.
PRESENTED BY: Susan Fitzmaurice
I Love You, Lead On
The pandemic had a silver lining How Zoom changed a planned one-day celebration into 9 weeks of daily education and on-line community building – accessible to all in ways never experienced before. How it was done and its success will be described.
PRESENTED BY: Maria Peak, ASPPIRE
The ASPPIRE Social Coaching Model
Navigating social situations can be challenging for many adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, ASPPIRE has supported their participants through Social Coaching. These small facilitator-led groups meet weekly to discuss topics such as: communication skills, self-advocacy, coping with anxiety and stress, etc.
PRESENTED BY: Jessica Diener, Peckham
Managerial Rotation Program
Join Jessica Diener of Peckham as she shares how a conversation on her professional goals and career direction, signed her up to be a guinea pig for a pilot managerial rotation program. Jessica will share how the pilot came to be, as well as her current experience while actively navigating this developmental learning opportunity.