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Creating New Opportunities

Creating New Opportunities

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Sometimes things don’t happen quite the way we want them to.  We don’t want the Olathe Great Mall to shut down, and we hate it that our Create Art Studio has to move.  Even worse, we really don’t want to deal with this right in the middle of a campaign where we are asking our supporters to vote for us daily in the Isle of Capri Community Aces Challenge so that we can add a bathroom to expand our other services.   We didn’t choose any of this, but we do get to choose...

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Community Aces Challenge – Operation Bathroom

Community Aces Challenge – Operation Bathroom

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 | 0 comments

With growing services employment and day services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities operating out of the same location, a new bathroom will increase capacity and allow Skills to Succeed to make a bigger impact on the community.  We’re asking for your help in getting the votes we need to win a grant and make this happen. We have the opportunity to win a grant for $15,000 or $10,000 through Isle of Capri’s Community Aces Challenge, but we need your votes to do...

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Stephanie Breaker Named Executive Director

Stephanie Breaker Named Executive Director

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Board Announcement The Skills to Succeed Board of Directors is proud to announce that Stephanie Breaker has agreed to lead our agency as the new Executive Director.  Stephanie brings unparalleled experience to this position having served exceptional individuals throughout her career.  Stephanie moves into her new position after serving as Director of Program Services for the past two years.  Her expertise in creating quality programs will create opportunities to address the unique needs of...

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Fun & Fitness with Friends Fall 2014

Fun & Fitness with Friends Fall 2014

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 | 0 comments

    Participants from the OCC took part in Mahaffie Wild West Days. (top) Participants from the JCC take part in swimming (bottom left) and therapeutic dance. (bottom right)

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Pouring with Purpose – 2014

Pouring with Purpose – 2014

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 | 0 comments

We are excited to announce Skills to Succeed’s second annual wine tasting fundraiser, Pouring with Purpose, on October 27th.   Last year’s event was a great success, and in response to need for more space, we will be moving our event to STANDEES in Prairie Village.  In addition to sampling wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres, there will be raffle prizes and a silent auction.  We hope you’ll join us for our evening of fun and look forward to seeing you there! Date:...

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Fun & Fitness with Friends Adds Second Site!

Fun & Fitness with Friends Adds Second Site!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Skills to Succeed (STS) has initiated a second collaboration to provide social skill development and recreational services for children and teens with developmental disabilities. Fun and Fitness With Friends will now have a children’s and a teen group at the new Olathe Community Center (OCC) beginning in September. The collaboration with Olathe Parks and Recreation offers children, 6-12 and teens 13-18 an opportunity on Saturday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30 pm to use the wonderful facilities...

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Discover’s One Year Anniversary

Discover’s One Year Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 | 1 comment

Last week, we celebrated a big milestone at Skills to Succeed:  Discover, our day service program, turned one year old!  You can be sure that we didn’t waste any time using that as a good excuse to party.   Take a minute to celebrate with us and look over the highlights of our year. It all starts with one… We can still remember meeting with our very first participant; we are so thankful that she took a chance on the new provider in town!  Check out the awesome cake that she...

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