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Welcome to The Able Trust.

Jennifer GolisansosThe Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership foundation established by the Florida Legislature in 1990. Its mission is to be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. Since its establishment, The Able Trust has worked with community organizations throughout the state to help thousands of Floridians with disabilities enter the workforce. The Able Trust youth programs provide career development and transition to many students with disabilities annually, helping to reduce the dropout rate and prepare young adults for life beyond high school.

INTERNSHIPS LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT

Studies show Mayor Andrew Gillum and studentthat the fastest path to meaningful employment is through work experiences.  The majority of young job seekers with disabilities state their most helpful and productive career direction comes through skills development and training, and effective internships.  Internships help to develop, enhance, and confirm career interests. 

This past fall, MacKenzie (a freshman at Wakulla High School) participated in a Disability Employment Awareness Month job-shadowing opportunity with the Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to shadow Mayor Gillum," she said.  "I had a chance to see many aspects of city government while I was there.  I also attended his meetings which helped me understand what a mayor does. The mayor is a busy man and I appreciate his willingness to provide time just for me.“

CLICK HERE to learn more about Disability Employment Awareness Month.