Victoria’s Last Bite Fundraiser – Success!

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Victoria’s Last Bite was another huge successful fundraiser with community engagement for SABC!! Our goal was to raise $1,000 by selling 100 tickets at $10 while getting our clients involved in culinary skills. Looks right now that we raised $1562 with expenses coming in around $100 for flyers, croissant bread…we ran out & tea.

FREE Summer Camp for Kids

FREE Summer Camp for Youth Ages 15 – 21 with disabilities. For two weeks discover and explore your perfect future job and 1) What is your dream job? 2) What does it take to get a job? 3) What does it mean to have a job? 4) How do you become a ‘star’ employee? 5) How to speak up for yourself. Lunch and field trips are included. Two sessions are available. Students must have a 504 plan or IEP to qualify. Program is sponsored by Vocational Rehabilitation.

Summer Employment Needs?

Need summer employees at no cost to you? St Andrew Bay Center is now looking for jobs for summer students. We are looking to place these student in all fields such as retail, child care, stocking, restaurant, janitorial, car wash, etc. These students are eligible for summer On the Job Training (OJT) which is a program sponsored and paid for by the Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

St. Andrew Bay Center helps Clients Chase their Dreams

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Here’s a story in the Panama City News Herald the front page with Shirley’s Dream. Folks, I tell my sons daily that there is no FREE lunch, that it is so important to understand that if you are eating a FREE meal, please understand someone paid your debt. Panama City News Herald Team, today’s article is truly priceless! Our gratitude is overwhelming! Thank you for helping us share our story and mission! Speechless which anyone knows me, that’s rare!
On behalf of our 230 clients, staff and board…”THANK YOU!”

Bank Teller for a Day

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Have you ever dreamed of doing something but never got a chance to do it? Well the clients at St. Andrew Bay Center were introduced to “Dream Boards,” a creative way to for them to express their goals and aspirations using pictures and words for their possible future.
One of those clients got a chance to be a teller for the day at the beach location of Centennial Bank. She expressed an interest in learning about money and banking as a career after recently attending a training class titled “Dream Inspired Planning.”

Dream Inspired Planning- St. Andrew Bay Center

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Dream Inspired Planning is about about a person planning and visualizing future goals and dreams leading to employment . A Dream Board is a tool used in this process. It is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation, and to attain goals.

Employment Highlight 5.4.17

Your future employee is a high school graduate who attended Ohio State University and recently moved to Panama City from Ohio. He has been recognized several times in school and at work for perfect attendance. He is reliable, conscientious, consistent and hard-working. He would really like to wash dishes for a business on the west end of Panama City Beach. Do you have a place for him?

CityServe Helps Out at SABC

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Amazing what we accomplished in 3 hours with our volunteers from Lynn Haven United Methodist Church during our annual City Serve! Kudos to ALL the volunteers, staff at LHUMC & Board Member Doris Hast for helping us make this a huge success!! George & Bill, two of our clients were instrumental to the success as well! FYI, the colors were picked by our clients!!

Recognizing Recent Special Support

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Busy board of directors meeting today recognizing individuals & companies making a difference in the lives of our clients! Eric Myers, thank you for your help with the Condo Raffle Fundraiser! Katherine Duke Naumann & the Trane Company, Thank You for donating a 5ton a/c unit for our Adult Day Training Center!! Charles Guy & Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, Thank you guys for the FREE installation on the 5 Ton a/c unit!! All of these made a direct positive economic impact on our agency!!

Employment Highlight 4.27.17

Your future employee is a very experienced cook who is looking for a job in his field. He has worked in small and large kitchens and has experience in fast food and delicatessen establishments and has some kitchen management experience. He can operate a cash register, is comfortable handling money and has superior customer service skills. He is available to begin working immediately. He loves his work and it shows!

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