Disabled Woman Finds Her Voice While Working At New Movie Theater
We recently introduced you to our newest content partner, Prospector Theater. The new, state-of-the-art theater, located in Ridgefield CT, has one mission – “to provide adults with disabilities opportunities for meaningful employment and vocational training.” In an effort to shine a light on their special employees, they launched a new series of videos profiling these ‘Prospects.’
In this week's Prospect Profile, we meet a friendly, outgoing young woman named Emily. Though she has not always been this way, working at the Prospector allowed her to bust out of her comfort zone. The once shy young lady works as an usher at the theater, where she has to talk in front of the audience and engage with customers. By working at the Prospector Theater, she has found her voice. Quite literally, she now loves speaking in front of people and doesn't get nervous. Her dream is now to become a peer mentor so she can teach other young people all she has learned.
Emily's mother also shares with us how Emily has become so much more independent and they owe it all to the theater, whom they call family. "The Prospect Theater is more than just a theater. Its a home. A family. It's a place where the Prospects feel self worth."
Keep a look out for more Prospector Profiles to learn more about these awesome Prospects!