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Educate. Empower. Engage.

Brother’s Keeper is a program designed to educate adults with intellectual disabilities to empower them to engage with the community.

Providing these adults with opportunities for life-long learning acknowledges that their potential to grow doesn’t end on graduation day!

Educate

With its emphasis on education and training, Brother’s Keeper facilitates the continued intellectual, vocational, physical, social, and spiritual development of adults with intellectual disabilities.  The life-long learning curriculum is tailored to suit each adult’s special abilities and needs.

A task that takes one adult two steps to complete may take ten steps for another.

This customized approach creates a safe setting for these adults to learn because it sets them up for success!

 

Empower

At Brother’s Keeper, we acknowledge each person’s inherent, God-given value.  We also know that each adult wants to add something of value.

We see the potential that lies just beneath the veneer–they have special abilities, not just special needs!

Accordingly, the training at Brother’s Keeper is tailored to each individual’s special skills and needs so as to maximize the potential of each adult.  The program’s vocational component equips them to accomplish tasks that support its entrepreneurial enterprises.  Meanwhile, our encouraging staff and volunteers affirm these adults as they learn and apply new skills.  Each adult’s success makes a valuable contribution to the Brother’s Keeper community.

 

Engage

As the adults taste success at Brother’s Keeper, they’ll gain the confidence to engage their broader community.  New entrepreneurial enterprises will provide adults with opportunities to apply vocational skills and engage in the marketplace.  Their involvement in these enterprises will generate income to cover a portion of operating costs.

But it’s not about paying the bills.

It’s about a paradigm shift.

Brother’s Keeper educates and empowers adults with intellectual disabilities to engage with their community by supporting the community as it supports Brother’s Keeper. These adults aren’t dependent on the community, and the community isn’t independent of these adults.

They are part of an interdependent community in which Brother’s Keeper equips them to thrive.

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