Building Full Lives

The purpose of Lakeside Packaging Plus (LPP) Building Full Lives (BFL) is to assist associates in making informed decisions about integrated employment by using activities in the community to develop pertinent life skills, improve and explore job skills and research job opportunities. LPP is currently providing three separate community based prevocational units.

1. Skill Building and Development provides an introduction into community work skills for associates. Curriculum and discussion are presented in a variety of community classrooms and then the skill is applied in the community. Topics include life skills, workplace etiquette, safety in the community, understanding self-esteem, how to be assertive, dealing with conflict, organizational skills, managing stress, etc. The Skill Building and Development unit meets twice a week, 2.5 hours per session, for three months and accommodates 4 people.

2. Community Volunteers focuses on learning about interests and abilities by using a variety of nonprofit sites to provide real experiences for self-discovery. Community Volunteers meet twice a week, for 2.5 hours per session, for six months and accommodates 4 people.

3. Exploring Employment is an introduction to local businesses within the private sector. There is pre-discussion to identify questions and work expectations for business tours. The tours are intended to identify working conditions and learn about the services provided and the types of positions available. There will be a follow-up discussion to review what was learned and to identify personal interests of future employment opportunities. This unit meets for 2 hours per week, for 8 weeks, and accommodates 4 people.

If you are interested in learning more about Building Full Lives (BFL) at Lakeside Packaging Plus, please contact:

TOM MENTELE — Neenah Coordinator of Adult Services

HEIDI VARGAS – Oshkosh Coordinator of Adult Services