Project SEARCH: 6 gifted students who touched our heartsJune 16, 2010 - 5:35 pm
In June 2010, Bon Secours Richmond, in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University as well as Richmond City and Henrico County schools celebrated an amazing achievement: The first graduation of the class of Project SEARCH.
Project SEARCH was established to connect area employers to students with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Students worked closely with Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital staff in areas like sterile supply, environmental services and linnen services to learn job skills. In turn, they brought smiles to faces and warmth to hearts around the organization. In the words of one service area leader: “These kids brought more to our team than we could ever give to them.”
These six students made incredible strides during their time with Bon Secours; represented by the culmination speech that each student gave in front of more than 100 proud supporters and fans.
As an exciting surprise, a capstone on the day, Bon Secours announced that we will extend job offers to each of these talented young adults.
Congratulations Project SEARCH class of 2010!
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