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Boca West Country Club graduates interns with learning disabilities

Posted at 4:15 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 19:11:16-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Interns at Boca West Country Club graduated on Thursday. The country club teamed up with the Unicorn Children’s Foundation on Project Search, an effort to help young adults with learning disabilities find jobs.

WPTV first told you about Project Search at the beginning of May. Now seven interns have graduated and all of them have job offers from Boca West.

"I was nervous waiting for the job offer because I was working so hard to get through the job stuff and I was very happy for it," said intern Trent Alber.

Each intern got to train in different departments at the country club, from retail to restaurants.

"It has been a dream for me to see how much this young man has evolved to become more self-confident, self-reliant," said Oscar Syger. His son Mark has a dream to be a waiter and was offered to work in the country club's food and beverage department.

Sharon Alexander, the CEO of Unicorn Children’s Foundation, said having everyone walk away with a job offer is the best outcome.

"Nationally, the Project Search’s goal is 74 percent and we did 100 percent in our first year!" said Alexander.

Boca West said they will continue to partner with Unicorn Children’s Foundation to keep Project Search going.

To learn more about Project Search, click here.