Burbank Public Schools FACTS Program Teams up with Phoenix House And Everyone Wins

Monday, May 13th, 2013

The Burbank Public Schools FACTS Program, an educational program for young adults with intellectual disabilities, recently partnered with Phoenix House by providing volunteers to assist with a 2,500 piece mailing for our upcoming 10th Annual Triumph for Teens Awards Gala, our biggest fundraiser in California.

Through the community service provided by the FACTS Program, Phoenix House was able to assist their program by creating a practical on-the-job work environment that enables their students to develop employable work skills, exercise social and people skills, and gain the confidence needed to secure and retain future employment. In addition to working along side Phoenix House staff, who acted as the student’s boss during the training exercise, their students were assigned “job coaches” that provided mentorship and guidance tailored to each student’s ability, while creating a quality control system for the work performed.

The FACTS Program is available for mailings, assembling packages and binders, creating databases, and other job functions that includes repetitive or multistep tasks. Phoenix House is proud to welcome the Burbank Public Schools FACTS Program as one of our new community partners. We  are sincerely grateful for a job well done.  While the FACTS Program participants have practiced their skills and learned to interact with others in a workplace, they also helped us deal with a mountain of mail, in preparation of our event that will benefit youths in our care. In this way everyone wins…

PHC Triumph for Teens 2013 Logo

The 10th Annual Triumph for Teens Gala will be held on June 6, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Crystal Ballroom (9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210). The 2013 Public Service Award will be presented to David E.I. Pyott, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Allergan, Inc. The 2013 Phoenix Rising Award will be bestowed upon Leigh Steinberg, Sports Agent & Lawyer, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment.

The Phoenix House Triumph for Teens Awards Gala provides critical support to at-risk teens to develop the tools and skills necessary to regain their sense of self. This further enables them to make up their education lost to drugs, develop positive attitudes and values, come to grips with the underlying causes of their addictions, and go on to lead healthy and productive lives.

To reserve a sponsorship opportunity or to purchase tickets, please visit our Triumph for Teens Registration Page. To make a donation, please visit our Donation Page. For more information, please contact John Peterson at 1 888 671 9392 or via email at jpeterson@phoenixhouse.org, www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/california.

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