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Herald-Tribune Publishes Lighthouse Press Release for Work-Based Learning Experiences


Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center seeks partners for summer work experience program 

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 

Published 3:40 p.m. ET Jun. 3, 2021 

The Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is seeking individuals from the business community to partner with its Work-Based Learning Experience Program, a summer program that assists teenagers affected by vision loss gain valuable work experiences. 

The Learning Experiences can be from one week to four weeks during the month of July. 

Lighthouse’s Young Adults Program is designed for students ages 14-22 with vision loss. The Work-Based Learning Experience Program helps teens and young adults develop independence as they prepare for the transition from high school to continued education and/or employment. 

“The Work-Based Learning Experience gives high school students, affected by vision loss, the opportunity to learn valuable workplace skills they can use for the rest of their life,” said Lisa Howard, Lighthouse CEO. “We encourage local businesses to partner with the Lighthouse to support our young clients’ goal of being independent.” 

To learn more, contact Angeline Koplau at angeline.koplau@lighthouseeducationcenter.org or visit lighthouseeducationcenter.org/programs/work-based-learning-experience. For more information about Lighthouse, visit lighthouseeducationcenter.org.

The Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center serves Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Highlands and DeSoto counties. 

Submitted by Terri C. Medina

Download the pdf version of the Press Release by clicking here.