This job program, formerly known as Julian & Friends, has now blossomed into R.I.S.E. (Reaching Interdependence, Skills, & Employment). R.I.S.E. is an educational & training program designed to help adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) gain employment.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, adults with I/DD searching for a job face an 77.5 percent unemployment rate, despite their desire and ability to work. R.I.S.E. endeavors to change that by endowing participants with work skills that can be used in a variety of job settings.

By the end of this program, R.I.S.E. Graduates will be able to…

  • Recall key concepts & definitions for general work practices, agricultural content & procedures, and communication skills (Competence)
  • Advance professional self-image and career goals (Independence)
  • Develop transferable workplace and digital literacy skills (Team Work & Dependency)
  • Strengthen work ethic by providing agricultural and service-related job experience (Employment)
  • Instruction, Training, & Work Experience
  • Professional Headshots
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Performance Evaluations 
  • Top Session Photos

Please reach out to Taylor Williams, Lead Educator of Programs, via email at taylor.williams@peacehavenfarm.org or by phone at 336-449-9900 ext. 707, with any questions, comments, or connections you may have.