YIC offers its corporate partners a unique opportunity to engage on a local level while helping youth and young adults with developmental disabilities receive community integration training, employment services and internships with a goal of transitioning into competitive integrated employment.
We will work with you to choose a sponsorship package that will help you reach your cause marketing and philanthropic goals, while promoting a positive corporate image, building employee morale and engaging consumers in a cause that helps to combat a national crisis; the high rate of unemployment/underemployment among adults with developmental disabilities.
In turn, our corporate partners enable YIC to enhance lives today and reach employment goals tomorrow. We do this through a comprehensive community integration training and employment services program that educates and supports consumers with developmental disabilities, helping them to obtain real-world experience within the music/entertainment industry that will aid in securing competitive integrated employment.
Transitional Age Program
The Transition Program is for consumers ages 14-22 currently enrolled in a public school program, consisting of training in the areas of self‐advocacy, vocational/employment training, work-based social skills, community integration, and self‐care. More information →
For consumers ages 18+, the Adult Program consists of training in the areas of self‐advocacy, vocational/employment training, work-based social skills, community integration, and self‐care, as well as community-based job shadowing with one of our music/entertainment industry corporate partners. More information →
When transitioning to the Internship Program, Adult Program consumers complete a six month internship with one of our music/entertainment industry corporate partners while receiving weekly support from program instructors, as well as one-on-one support from their assigned job coach and counselor. More information →
Summer Meltdown Project
The Summer Meltdown is a one day music and arts festival produced by program consumers. The Summer Meltdown is a cumulative project due at the end of the program that allows consumers the opportunity to practice and practically apply vocational/work skills taught throughout the YIC Program. More information →