The Project SEARCH program housed at Baylor Scott & White just celebrated eight new graduates who are now prepared and ready to take on employment with real vocational skills. Project SEARCH is an internship program for high school students with disabilities where students work through a nine-month internship to learn and gain skills that prepare them for employment after they graduate from high school. In partnership with Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Lakeway, ESCT, and Lake Travis and Westlake high schools, the program this year included eight students who got to work in the hospital across different departments and with role leaders who could offer their own expertise in preparing these young adults for future work.
On May 16, the graduates were honored for the hard work and dedication they put into their internships. Laura Griebel, Senior Director of Community Services at ESCT, shared her thoughts on the program and the graduation, "I am so very impressed with each and every one of the Project SEARCH Interns. They have all worked hard to learn many skills and I am confident they will be successful in the next phase of their journey. I am also very appreciative of the staff of Baylor Scott & White hospital for dedicating the time and resources necessary to make this program so successful. Project Search is a stellar model for training and employing young people with Developmental Disabilities. I look forward to growing the program and providing this opportunity to as many young people as possible."
Learn more about the Project SEARCH program.