Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s Bike Program Partners With Project SEARCH, Hosted by Health First
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 23, 2020
Project SEARCH help companies successfully recruit, employ those with disabilities
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Stories like I’m about to share make me so proud to live in Brevard County and even prouder of the partnership our agency shares with our community and business leaders.
For the past couple of years, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s Bike Program has partnered with Project SEARCH, a vocational training and employment program hosted by Health First that matches the abilities of young adults with disabilities to assist in employment opportunities.
Project SEARCH’s unique approach is to help companies successfully recruit and employ those with disabilities, creating more employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities and also helping local businesses meet their staffing demands.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bike Program receives donated, abandoned and unclaimed bicycles that are then refurbished and donated to sharing centers and organizations throughout the county who give them away without any cost, to local children or adults that are in need of a bicycle.
We are especially proud to provide so many bicycles to children as gifts for families experiencing financial difficulties and our Veterans and adults who need a bicycle as their primary means of transportation.
In this special story, Project SEARCH participant Val, a student intern with the program recently was hired by 7-Eleven.
As a result of this wonderful partnership, Val was provided a bicycle by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bike Program and can now ride the bicycle to work and be a strong part of Brevard’s healthy economy.
It is these types of partnerships that make Brevard County one of the best communities in our great country.
Let there be no doubt that while “Project SEARCH” continues to develop these amazing young adults, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will ensure they have a bicycle for transportation and anything else we can assist them with along the way!
Please join me in congratulating Val for his outstanding accomplishments and everyone involved in helping mentor, prepare and hire this incredible young man!
For more information about Project SEARCH please visit HF.org/projectsearch. For more information about the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bike Program, please visit brevardsheriff.com or call our main number at 321-264-5201.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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