[nfbmi-talk] job opratunities for youth

Georgia Kitchen gkitchen at samobile.net
Fri Sep 27 03:26:38 UTC 2013


Hi Jeff,

It is nice to hear you are back on the list.  I  have been out of high 
school a while but I wil do mmy best to help you. I asssume you still 
are living in the same area.   How about a paper route?? Maybe you 
should investigate your contacts and friends. for example, wouldLarry 
Porn or  others you know may have suggestions. Maybe the   genesee 
freenet has a volunteer position that would give you valuable 
experience with the computer. I know they were looking for folks that 
could help make web sites for non profits.
The visually impaired center may have some suggestions. Is the Cracker 
Barrel Restrauant stiill in this area? I know they used to hire the 
bind and they offered training. I was on co op when I was a high school 
student. they have many pahying jobs and I think they may be able to 
offer a job where you wouolld be working with computers, cars, special 
education or whatever you are interested in. the skill center is not a 
paid job but they offer many valuable skills. My reader is learning how 
to fix computers,, laptops, how t work with customers etc. My brother 
took mechanics and got a lot from that program. My step son help bild a 
home when he was at skill center.]
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 Please excuse the typos. You may want to inquire at your school to see 
if there are some jobs there and if not maybe you could suggest that 
they offer some. Seems like this area is able to get grants to support 
many things that are needed. my tech has a small sign by his house that 
he fixes computers. is there something that you could do when not in 
school such as raking lawns, baby sitting etc?? It is great that you 
are interested in working.  Please remember that volunteer experience  
also can provide valuable  experience. There is nothing like a  pahying 
job and I know that you would agree. Joe is right about your right to 
have your  dog with you. I wonder if there are any   small eating 
places, motels that would need part time help?? Star Bucks is known 
nationally to hire disabled. My childhood friend works at the cafeteria 
at Michigan state in East Lansing and she  had a dog guide. Her dog 
state in a  cage while she is working. She can  take the dog for walks 
on her lunch hour etc. She has been there part time for a long time.
You could call MCC or u of M in this area perhaps. I am sorry but I do 
not have any contacts there. They have retired. The  president of the 
college is a good guy if you want to talk with him. I talked with a 
former presiedddent of MCC in the past. That is my 2 cents. How about 
asking your minister? If you can tell them your interests and what you 
can do that may be helpful. The sooner you start networking the better. 
That will show folks thatt you are interested in working. Could you do 
a dog grooming business or dog sitting or both?

as you know, the lions club members are often influential people in the 
cmmunity and may be of help now or in the future. If it were not for a 
wonderful friend that stuck his neck out for me by helping me obtain 
more than one job, I would have not ever got either one of them. 
Sighted people use networking a lot I have found out to get where they 
are in many casses. One of my newsline volunteers is helping me locate 
health fairs in the area to attend for Newsline. I try to help him out 
when I can and generally be a good friend. He has continued to help 
newsline despite having some health issues.
www.serotek.com hires blind people. I do not know how old you need to  
be. Do you have a resume prepared or could you prepare one that you 
could put online  if you were required to? I have not done this but I 
sure wish I had the skills. I know Hadley helps folks with this sort of 
thing. How about tutoring a student or little one??

I   hope you find something or perhaps start  a business of your own 
that would fit into your schedule.

Best

Georgia

Original message:
> Hi all,
> This is Jeff Crouch writing, I was wanting to know, as a blind person,
> what kind of job opratunities would be good for me, I am looking for a
> job and need some assistance, because I have a guide dog now, I don't
> think I would be able to work in a restrant, but i'm not sure on that.

> If you all could help.

> thanks in advance

> --
> 73
> k8tvv
> jeff crouch

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