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Parent Resources

Migrant Family Liaison: Nancy Wendirad, nwendirad@weld8.org (303) 857-7155

Homeless Assistance: Under the McKinney-Vento act of 1987, students have the right to a public education regardless of their current living conditions. For any questions, please contact your child’s school main office, and they will transfer you to the school’s McKinney Vento liaison.

A Child Is Missing

Weld County Youth and Family Connections

Weld County Multidisciplinary Youth Assessment Team (MYAT)

This is a program that will alert parents if there is an issue at your child's school. Click on the link above and Add your name to database (bottom right-hand corner). Make sure you use the school address for your child's school so that you will be contacted if there is an issue at their school.

Weld County Prevention Partners (WCCP)
This website has been created to help educate parents and kids about the dangers of underage drinking and the use of drugs, from marijuana and methamphetamines, to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. You'll also find information about resources in Weld County that can help you and your family in many ways.

School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a partnership between the Weld County School Districts RE-8 and RE-3J, and the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

What is SWAP?

The School-To-Work Alliance Program (SWAP) assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to become competitively employed and to achieve successful community outcomes.

 

SWAP is a collaborative initiative between:

  • Colorado Division of vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Local school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Area Businesses
  • Young Adults wanting to participate in today’s workforce
 

Is SWAP Right for Me?

 

If you have asked yourself:

  • What is next?
  • What do I do with my life?
  • What is the right career for me?
  • What jobs match my skills, interest and abilities?
  • Who can help me get ready for a job and find employment?
  • What tools will help me to be successfully employed?
  • Why do I have difficulties keeping a job?
  • Do I need additional training?
 

And you are:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 24
  • Working with or interested in working with DVR
 

Then you have a desire to begin taking responsibility for your future!

SWAP and DVR can help you begin that journey!

 

What can I Expect?

 

While in high school:

  • Career awareness, exploration and preparation
  • Work readiness skills training
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Guidance and counseling on career training and education
  • Work experiences
 

After exiting high school:

  • Job-seeking skills training
  • Job-search activities
  • Job placement
  • Assistance with workplace accommodations
  • Job coaching
  • On-the-job training
  • Job retention skills training
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
School to Work Alliance Program
Joetta Vallejos-Forsyth
Office - 303-857-7295
Cell - 303-598-1601
jvallejos-forsyth@weld8.org