New AIM Group Explores Putnam

Getting Library CardsGillian, Roxanne and Victoria are the newest members of CAREERS Ambition In Motion (AIM) program — day habilitation without walls designed for individuals not quite ready for traditional supported employment.

The new Putnam County group started in January, with the young ladies exploring their community while learning life and job skills.

Tanya Horton, CAREERS Community Instructor for the group, has seen how the experience has benefitted them already. “They tell me several times every day how much they love being here,” Tanya said.

AIM Computer ClassSo far, they have made crafts for Valentine’s Day, acquired their own library cards, and take a weekly computer class at the Microsoft store at the Danbury Mall with the men from our first AIM group (pictured left).

AIM is a unique program launched by CAREERS in 2013 for individuals not yet ready for traditional supported employment. With the guidance of CAREERS staff, participants travel throughout Putnam County, building the skills they need to become more self-sufficient.

Volunteering with local organizations like the Mahopac Library and Kent Recycling, they learn work and social skills while making friends and building relationships with potential employers.

AIM men's groupLearning Work Skills