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Power Lunch: January 2022
Name:Power Lunch: January 2022
Date:January 20, 2022
Time:11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration:Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to Host Quarterly Power Lunch The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be using its January Power Lunch to introduce Tammy Dasher, Program Director of NextStep at Endeavor Academy. The event will be held Thursday, January 20th, at Rivertown Community Church, 4534 Lafayette Street, Marianna. Networking and food service begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program at 11:45 a.m. Tammy Dasher was selected as Program Director of NextStep at Endeavor Academy in August of 2021. Mrs. Dasher brings 29 years of special education experience to the position, beginning with a teaching career that spanned two decades in the classroom setting at Pace High School in Pace, Florida. She most recently served as an autism consultant for Florida State University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). In addition to teaching, she spent her summers working in related areas such as job coaching and curriculum building. Several of those summers she spent as an instructor and administrator at Autism Pensacola’s Kids for Camp program in Pensacola. NextStep at Endeavor Academy is being launched by Jackson County along with Endeavor Forward, Inc., a Florida-based not-for-profit which supports the development and operations of an autism transition, employment, and residential program as part of an inclusive community where the benefits of educating and employing individuals with autism are broadly understood, supported, and valued. NextStep at Endeavor Academy will prepare individuals with autism for transition beyond secondary school by providing training in employment and independent living skills. Skills taught will also include financial, safety, nutrition, community, health, etiquette, relationships, transportation, and problem-solving. NextStep is part of the 1200-acre Endeavor Park mixed-use development at the site of the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. This month’s Power Lunch and Program is sponsored by Florida Public Utilities. FPU is committed to supporting programs, organizations and projects that enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve. Advance registration is required. Please visit www.jacksoncounty.com to register or call the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 482-8060 for more information about the January Power Lunch.