The Positive Vibe Foundation (formerly, Get Lost MD (Muscular Dystrophy) Foundation) prepares people with cognitive or physical disabilities for paid employment in the food service industry. We accomplish our mission by training and employing people with disabilities at Max’s Positive Vibe Café.
Core Training Program is the organization's signature program. Students
with cognitive or physical disabilities are referred to the Positive Vibe by
area school systems, the Department for Rehabilitative Services, the Center for
Independent Living, and other groups.Up to ten students are accepted in
each class, and two classes are held each day -- one in the morning and the
other in the afternoon. Classes meet for two hours each day, five days a
week, for four weeks.In addition to their class time, students serve as
interns at Max's Positive Vibe Café, an attractive 125-seat restaurant in
Stratford Hills, which functions as a "lab" where students hone their
skills in a real-life setting. During their course of study, students
learn about every aspect of food service and preparation, including:
Each training session includes a field
trip to Willow Oaks County Club, where the General Manager's guided tour of the
Club's foodservice operations gives students an overview of the variety of jobs
and settings available to them.
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