Participate in Job-A-Palooza: Sept. 13
BY Laurie Menekou
June 22, 2018

Event Date: September 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Broward College/North Regional Library (1100 Coconut Creek Blvd.)

In the U.S., only 20% of individuals with disabilities over age 16 are employed, compared to 68.3% without disabilities.

Job-A-Palooza has one goal: to help high school and college students (14-22) with disabilities prepare for future employment opportunities.

 Register by: Friday, August 17, 2018  | (954) 616-1074 

Click here to RSVP if you are a STUDENT or MENTOR. Once your RSVP is received an application will be emailed to you.


Business Leaders Will: 

 Help Students Compete and Develop Job Skills!

If you own or work for a business that is interested in participating please call VLP phone here or send an email to Bobbi Wigand

Bussiness Commitment includes:

 Provide tasks for the student to do (examples: boxes to assemble, papers to collate, envelopes to stuff, clothes to fold or sort, etc.)
 Provide one staff person to attend the actual Job-A-Palooza event to judge task completion.

Business Benefits:

Public relations exposure
Ability to train numerous people at one time on specific job tasks
Possible recruitment of future employees.

Download the Business Leader flyer here


Students will: 

  • Learn five job-related skills, while competing with others in a fun competition.
  • Be matched with a peer mentor, who will help and cheer you on!
  • Meet potential employers

To participate: Must be 14-21 years old and take a pre and post-event survey.

Download Student flyer here



Peer Mentors will: 

  • Be matched with a student with an intellectual or developmental disability for the day.
  • Assist students to learn five job-related skills.
  • Help student during competition and Cheer them on!
  • Meet potential employers
  • Earn $100 for your help

To participate, one must be 16-21 years old.

Download Mentor Flyer here



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