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Community Program

With an emphasis on community integration and competitive employment, the Sunshine Community Participation Program provides activities for individuals interested in learning about the many options available to them, including job exploration, volunteering opportunities, and leisure activities during the week. Educational modules help individuals learn safety skills, resume building, and work expectations; interest inventories help them discover areas of work or play that they wish to pursue; and small group activities provide peer support as well as staff assistance as they explore some of these options. The goal is to expand their world, increase their confidence in navigating their community, and raise their awareness of the opportunities that are out there.

Places we have visited:

  • Tour of WVLT Local 8 studio
  • Volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers
  • Serving meals at The Salvation Army of Knoxville
  • Touring the new Student Union and Library on University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
  • Tour of Star 102.1 studio
  • Volunteered at the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
  • Activities at the senior Center
  • Bagging cereal at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

For more information about our Community Participation program, please contact:

Community Program Coordinator
Leah Ruyan
865-546-9431 Ext 221