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 Summer Day Camp

  • 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 are also focuses.

Peer groups meet periodically so participants in the program can compare notes and talk through problems they encounter.

WILS Empowerment Scholarship for High School Seniors

Apply to receive WILS 2022 Empowerment Scholarship for continued education.

Who: HS Seniors with a disability in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, & Saline counties
What: $500 towards continued education
How: Completed application
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Winner Announced: July 15, 2022

Read about the 2020 WILS Empowerment Scholarship recipient, Tate Malter.