FBISD students living with disabilities graduate from Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH graduates pose with (back, left) Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, Dr. Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent, and Rep. Rick Miller (TX-26) (far right).

Project SEARCH graduates pose with (back, left) Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, Dr. Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent, and Rep. Rick Miller (TX-26) (far right).

Seven Fort Bend Independent School District students and families, teachers, and UnitedHealthcare leaders recently participated in the second annual Project SEARCH graduation ceremony at UnitedHealthcare’s offices in Sugar Land.

Project SEARCH is a school-to-work program designed to hire and train people living with disabilities. The program provides real-life work experience through internships at UnitedHealthcare, which donated $15,000 to fund the program. The goal is to help young adults make a successful transition from school to productive adult life through employment training and learning independent living skills. Fort Bend Independent School District students ages 18-22 and living with disabilities were eligible to apply for the program.

Project SEARCH is operating in Sugar Land through a partnership with UnitedHealthcare, Fort Bend Independent School District, and the Department of Rehabilitative Services.

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