For the past few months, the developmentally disabled adults who are served by the Tazewell County Resource Centers’ Business Services Department have been participants in a “Trek Across the Country.” Starting in Los Angeles on March 1st and ending up in Portland, Maine on July 1st, 132 individuals took a virtual tour of the country – walking laps around the building for a combined total of 4,306 miles and along the way learning about the people, places, and things that make up our country. The “Trek” was capped off by a celebration on July 15th.
Libby Holbrook, TCRC’s Vice-President of Clinical Services and Quality Improvement, reports that everyone had a great time. “We posted maps of the country and highlighted our route and milestone destinations so everyone could check their progress.” The “Trek Across the Country” was an innovative way to combine education and exercise into a fun activity, but crossing the United States was only the first step. “We’re headed to Western Europe next … and then, who knows.”
TCRC Business Services offers meaningful paid employment and vocational training opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. TCRC contracts with multiple area businesses to perform a wide range of work that includes: manufacturing, assembly, document shredding, packaging, shipping, warehousing, and mailing. Any down-time is filled with a wide variety of educational and fun activities, such as the “Trek Across the Country.”
Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and visual impairments in central Illinois.
For more information, please contact Libby Holbrook (309) 925-2061 or firstname.lastname@example.org