YMCA Program Brings Students To Gulfstream, Helps Them Plan For The Future

by | 04.04.2019 | 5:47pm

Gulfstream Park recently welcomed 35 students from the Fort Lauderdale YMCA STEP Program for a tour of its backstretch and meetings with several department heads to talk about various vocations.

The STEP program (Supported Training Employment Program) is designed to help teens and young adults with special needs transition to independence and identify and explore post-secondary careers and educational opportunities. Students also toured Gulfstream's audio/visual department as well as the barn of trainer David Fawkes. Students were also given gift bags.

“Four of our students have made a final decision to further their education in the area of audio visual and 15 have decided that they are interested in pursuing their Safe Serve Certification to be able to work in the hospitality field,” said Shaymonica Jones, Step Program Director. “These decisions would still be undecided if it weren't for their second visit at Gulfstream and presentation from speakers.”

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