Fly Brave’s Mission
The Fly Brave Foundation's mission is to create an employment training program for adults with autism that have aged out of the school system, focusing on three essential building blocks; hands on skills training within the community, social skills, and healthy living.
1). Employment Training Program
Our goal is to create an employment training program that networks within our community. We want to tap into each individual's interests and talents to help them lead a purpose filled life. Our goal is to give our clients real hands on experience that leads into full or part-time employment with businesses in our community. Our business model is a store run by our clients with a technology component that incorporates a quarterly magazine, ongoing computer courses, as well as videography/photography.
Currently, Fly Brave operates a meaningful and thriving landscape business for our clients who enjoy working outdoors and t-shirt workshops that allow our clients to create custom tees sold on-line and through pop up shop opportunities in our community.
2). Social Skills
We believe in the power of socializing. We have heard many times from our families, teens and young adults that socializing is difficult. Many are even isolated due to debilitating anxiety. Our hope is that through social skills workshops, such as improv and acting, monthly social events, mock interviews, and interaction with employers in our community, our clients will develop the confidence needed to assert themselves in the world.
Fly Brave hosts fun social events to build friendships including, Prom Night, a Fashion Show, Talent Show, social dances, meets ups, swimming, run club and art workshops,
3). Healthy Lifestyle
Statistics show that adults need at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. We offer various healthy living components such as a running club, fitness program with police officers and yoga.
This is a mission of the heart. The atmosphere we have created is one of spirit building, belief in ones self, acceptance and endless possibilities.