Teen Experience


Teen Summer Experience

June 14 thru August 20, 2021

Teenagers want to be connected to friends, family and their community, gain independence, and be respected for their choices. During teen years, critical social skills and peer networks are developed, leading teens to success in young adulthood.

What is Via Teen Experience?

Teen Experience, held over summer and winter breaks from school, is for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 21, with varying disabilities.  Via provides instruction on a variety of skills that help participants achieve their personal goals.

Teen Summer Experience runs from 9am – 2pm, on the dates listed above; individuals can sign up for full weeks or select days throughout the summer.  Teen Winter Experience typically runs 4 to 5 days between the Christmas and New Year’s break.

Teens will meet at a central location for pick-up and drop-off.  More information regarding pick-up and drop-off will be provided upon intake.

Goal-Oriented Programming

Our staff work with teens and their families to develop each individually vocational and educational goals, focusing on:

• Occupation awareness through career exploration and interview skills

• Life skills to prepare for a transition from school to adulthood

• Recreational activities to develop socialization among peers

Via understands that summer break is meant for fun, so teens participate in a variety of social and creative activities to expand gross and fine motor skills and work on team building, and expand and enhance social skills.

Planning for the Future

After high school graduation, young adults are faced with a complex system of services that can make the transistion to adulthood challanging. Via offers guidance, support and planning services alongside high school transition teams to help create a seamless move to adult life.

Teens visit Lehigh Valley employers to learn about job opportunities, employment applications and the qualifications required for various positions at job sites.

Teens participate in volunteer activities to expand job skills.

For more information, please contact:
Michele Ebert, Coordinator, Pre-Employment Transition Services Coordinator
M.Ebert@ViaNet.org | 610-628-2326 x504

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a fun day, please contact:
Michele Grasso, VP of Development & Communications

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