The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled, or CORD, has launched Bridges to Success, a new skills training and mentoring program funded by a $125,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, according to a statement from the group.
The program will begin this fall and is open to youth and young adults ages 17-26 with learning or intellectual disabilities who are transitioning from school to work or postsecondary education, vocational training or independent living. The program leverages the years of experience gained from CORD’s Transition to Adulthood program, according to the statement.
Bridges to Success will include collaborative, community-based training and services and individual mentoring during program participation and for one year thereafter. The program will include the services of CORD Community Champions, community volunteers who work one-to-one with each participant to help them attain a specific goal.
Interested Bridges to Success participants and those interested in learning more about becoming a CORD Community Champion can contact CORD at 508-775-8300.