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Plunge Experience of Donna H. Jackson Positive Vibe Foundation prepares people with cognitive or physical disabilities for paid employment in the food.

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2 Plunge Experience of Donna H. Jackson

3 Positive Vibe Foundation prepares people with cognitive or physical disabilities for paid employment in the food service industry. The mission is accomplished by training and employing people with disabilities at Maxs Positive Vibe Café.

4 There is no typical trainee! Teens and adults (ages 16 and up) Richmond and surrounding area including local school systems Emotionally mature and willing to work 1:1 interview process

5 4 weeks 2 hour class Monday-Friday 3 supervised internships when the restaurant is open for lunch, dinner or brunch Mid-term and final exams, internship evaluations Graduation Real-world, hands-on experiences Use kitchen tools Work with volunteer chefs Advanced Training program (invitation only)

6 June 17 – July 19, 2013 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Orientation 18 Personal Hygiene / Kitchen Sanitation 19 Food Safety 20 Bussing Tables 21 Silverware/ Bussing Tables Review Knife Skills Gregg Davidson 25 Sanitizing Bathrooms 26 Measuring Skills 27 Measuring Skills Midterm Review 28 Midterm/ Ice Cream No PVC Class 2 No PVC Class 3 No PVC Class 4 JULY 5 No PVC Class Quiche Baking Gregg Davidson 9 Serving / Garnishing 10 Formal Tables 11 Pride Statements/ Resumes 12 Resume/Pride Statements Interview Skills Mock Job Interviews 16 Amazing Pace Review 17 Amazing Pace Final Exam 18 Cookie Baking Gregg Davidson 19 Graduation 20

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8 The Pride Statement encompasses the trainees positive characteristics/attributes, skills/abilities and training/experiences I am a confident, accurate, hard worker with skills in measuring, slicing and bussing tables Im a graduate of the Positive Vibe Training program. I can work independently and follow directions. I have a great attendance record.

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11 The Final Exam

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17 Green (Shirley Horn) It's not that easy bein' green Having to spend each day the color of the leaves When I think it could be nicer bein' red or yellow or gold Or something much more colorful like that It's not easy bein' green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're Not standin' out like flashy sparkles on the water Or stars in the sky But green is the color of spring And green can be cool and friendly-like And green can be big like an ocean Or important like a mountain Or tall like a tree When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why But why wonder, why wonder? I am green and it'll do fine It's beautiful And I think it's what I want to be

18 Disability Different Ability

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