Mirror Work for Success – Cultivating Hope, Redefining Lives

The Mirror Work for Success Program features the Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Curriculum designed to inspire our participants to realize their dreams and achieve self-sufficiency by providing hope, resources, and a plan. We believe in the value and potential of each individual, and this program will maximize your talents, your skills and the unique passions you bring to your community and to your family so you can live the life you desire. Not only will you learn how to get a job, you will learn how to keep a job and continue moving toward all of the success and happiness you can imagine. The PPD curriculum includes:

  • A personalized Life Plan with SMART goals in important life domains including employment, family, and others.
  • Clearly defined action steps to achieve your goals
  • Individualized career assessment and employment goals which align with your career profile
  • A 30 second commercial about yourself highlighting your skills, strengths, and employment goals
  • Job hunting tools including professional email, resume, cover letter and interview clothing
  • Feedback from mock interviews with industry professionals
  • Robust understanding of the impact of gratitude on every area of your life

 

Family & Youth Stability Services

Qualifications:

  • Unemployed or underemployed parents/families with minor children OR youth between the ages of 18-24
  • Have a history of custody within DCF Foster Care or KDOC Juvenile Services
  • Reside in Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Wabaunsee, or Pottawattamie County

Description:

Work for Success will host 4-week Personal and Professional Development Training (PPD) sessions, then follow-up with job placement and retention services. We will provide healthy relationship skills training, parenting classes and financial literacy to enable our participants to obtain employment, achieve financial independence and provide stable homes for themselves and their families.

Our services include crisis stabilization for families, designed to provide intensive, time-limited, in-home intervention to improve family relationships.

 

Youth Services

Qualifications:

  • Ages 14-18
  • History of custody within KDOC-Juvenile Services or History of custody within DCF Services
  • Reside in Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Wabaunsee, or Pottawattamie County

Description:

Work for Success will host a “summer intensive” workshop specifically designed for youth ages 14-18. The 4-week summer intensive workshop will offer a 4-week Personal and Professional Development training session tailored to young adults. It includes modified real-world examples/scenarios relevant to the lived experiences and current concerns of many young adults. It also includes a number of exploration activities which will provide a wider lens for youth who have limited work experiences.

 

Customized Employment Services

Qualifications:

  • Individuals receiving or eligible for DCF assistance (with an approved referral from DCF)
  • Unemployed/underemployed or low-income individuals
  • Reside in the state of Kansas – primarily Shawnee County

Description:

Work for Success will host monthly 2-week Personal and Professional Development Training (PPD) sessions, then follow-up with job placement and retention services. We will work with you to develop your job search skills including completing applications, learning better interviewing skills, and networking to find the best job openings. A job coach will help you design a resume, get you dressed for success and ready for your next job opportunity!

 

Mirror Work for Success is a licensed user of the Personal and Professional Development curriculum, an evidence-based program designed by Connections to Success.

Please call 785-246-5737 to see which program works best for you!

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