Youth Services

Serving Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline County, Missouri.

To learn more about Youth Services, call 855-WILSWAY or visit W-ILS.orgWILS Youth Transition Services transition program helps open the door to provide necessary independent living skills and real life experience to youth as well as recent graduates, who face barriers, to help them enter the post high school world successfully and prepare them for life on their own.  From honing skills needed to run a household to learning how to manage time while taking college courses or entering the workforce, WILS is here to assist you.

Youth Transition Services

  • Independent Living Skills Workshops
  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Job Readiness Training/Organizing your day
  • Job Skills/Shadowing/Mock Interviews
  • Transportation (public and private)
  • Finding accessible housing  
  • College visits
  • Community outings
  • Financial management skills
  • Self-advocacy/ social skills
  • Managing benefits and working
  • Accessing community resources 

 

WILS Youth Empowerment Scholarship for High School Seniors. Who: High School Seniors with a disability in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, & Saline counties What: $500 towards continued education How: Completed application packet More details: W-ILS.org Apply By: March 31, 2023 Recipient Notified: April 28, 2023

WILS Empowerment Scholarship

Who: HS Seniors with a disability in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, & Saline counties
What: $500 towards continued education
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Winner Announced: April 28, 2023

Free youth career camp. July 17 – 20, 2023 10 am – 3 pm 612 N. Ridgeview Dr. Warrensburg. Students with disabilities are invited to immerse themselves in hands-on activities to engage in the communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to transition beyond high school to work and/or continued education. Lunch included. Registration Deadline: 4/17/23 .

Youth Career Camp

At WILS Youth pre-employment summer day camp,  students with disabilities are invited to immerse themselves in games and activities to engage in the communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to transition beyond high school to work and/or continued education. Student participants and their parents must complete the pre-employment transition services forms and WILS intake forms.  Registration deadline is April 17, 2023.