Left to right: Trent Henline, Davis-Besse Supervisor, Engineering Program; Jaryd Motsinger, Professional Co-Op Intern; Eryn Sanders (seated), Ability Center Rural Outreach Coordinator; Jon Strah, Nuclear Engineer; Tory Thompson, Ability Center Director of Rural Outreach; Ray Lieb, Davis-Besse Site Vice President; John Greenwood, Nuclear Engineer (rear) Timothy Harrington, Executive Director, The Ability Center
Each year, The Ability Center’s Ottawa County office provides a two-week leadership experience for Ottawa County youth living with disabilities. Over this two-week period the participants visit and receive training from a number of area civic, business and recreational organizations. The intent is to expose these young people to potential career opportunities as well as help them understand how communities work governmentally.
This year, Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station became an instrumental partner in the summer program. The station’s North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) chapter hosted the youth at their facility for a career exploration experience.
Beyond the hands-on opportunity provided, The Ability Center received a $3,000 contribution from Davis-Besse NA-YGN and The FirstEnergy Foundation as additional support for their efforts in Ottawa County with their Youth Leadership program.