Cassady joins RCIL as youth transition specialist

OSAGE CITY – Resource Center for Independent Living Inc. has announced Myra Cassady has been employed as a youth transition specialist. She will be based out of the RCIL Emporia office and will be providing youth transition services to assist youth with disabilities ages 14 to 24 as they transition into adulthood.

Myra Cassady

“My vision for the youth transition program is to create a strong community,” Cassady said. “A community that offers support and resources for teens and young adults as they pursue their goals and dreams.”

Cassady has lived in Emporia since 2017 and she considers herself a proud Emporia resident. She will be an Emporia State University graduate in May 2021 with a Recreation major and two minors in Business and Marketing. She is passionate about her community and working with youth. She has spent time as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Flint Hills Inc. and ESU Special Athletics.

Cassady will assist youth with disabilities in defining their educational, employment, and independent living goals. She will serve youth who reside in Lyon County during her first year and then will serve youth in Osage and Coffey counties in subsequent years.

The youth transition program is funded by the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

“Helping youth with disabilities navigate the transition from school to employment can be vital for them to experience long term success,” said Adam Burnett, RCIL director of core services. “Myra and RCIL look forward to creating and strengthening community partnerships to serve youth with disabilities in Lyon, Osage and Coffey counties.”

Myra is eager to serve her community and looks forward to connecting with the local youth and organizations in all three counties.

For more information, contact RCIL at 1137 Laing, Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-3105.

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