Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s The Able Teens (TAT) program will hold their 3rd annual “Feeding the Future” fundraising dinner and silent auction at the South Lake Union Naval Reserve Building (860 Terry Ave N), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
This annual event will feature a buffet style dinner, live music, a raffle, and a silent auction. TAT members and staff will work at the event and will help make the night a fun time for all. Tickets are $7 in advance (available at Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S) or $10 at the door. Money raised through this event will go directly into the TAT program and will help to ensure the continued success of the program.
The Able Teens (TAT) Program is an afterschool vocational training program for teens ages 14-21, who have developmental disabilities (including autism). Currently in its 5th year, the program, a partnership between the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, works with the teens to help them develop the skills needed to obtain long term paying jobs and a sense of independence. Parks and ARC also work with the teens’ parents and teachers to develop individualized plans that will help the teens be successful in school and beyond.
Currently TAT has eight teens signed up who work with a team of job coaches to learn and perform various job and job related skills and tasks. TAT members have worked at various community centers, library branches, and food banks, learning skills and performing tasks such as food preparation, cooking, serving, cleaning, organizing, and event setup. They also work on skills such as how to look for a job, fill out an application, write a resume, and be successful in an interview.
For more information about the event or the TAT program, please email Adrienne Wind at firstname.lastname@example.org.