The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) TM is a high-tech, career-focused mentoring program for young people with disabilities who are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. The RAMP TM model uses a combination of weekly group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring sessions to promote the successful transition of participants to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living.
Ability Connection Colorado’s, Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) TM, is seeking adult volunteer mentors to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person. Mentors take the lead in supporting a young people through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship by planning and participating in activities together. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about young people, the mentor can help participants develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. By listening and encouraging them, you get to be a person in their life that supports them through all of their life challenges and successes.
Take a look at what our wonderful young people have to say about RAMP and their mentors in our video!
Since 1960, Employment Works has advocated for people with disabilities and for their inclusion as vital members of the workforce. We envision options and choices for people with disabilities as they seek and maintain employment that suits their choices, abilities and preferences.
Employment Works is proud to assist adults and youth, with mild to severe disabilities, as they pursue meaningful employment. We serve more than 4,000 people annually through the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), Social Security Work Incentive Planning, Colorado Work Incentive Counseling, Ticket to Work and Employment Works job placement programs.