YIC offers its corporate partners a unique opportunity to engage on a local level while helping youth and young adults with developmental disabilities receive social vocational 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 social vocational/employment services program that educates and supports consumers with developmental disabilities, helping them to obtain real-world experience within the music/recording industry that will aid in securing Competitive Integrated Employment.
Transitional Age Program
The Transition Program is for consumers ages 14 to 22, 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 →