To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Ohio Chamber’s founding, staff set a goal of completing 125 hours of community service this year. As a part of meeting this, the Ohio Chamber volunteered to plan activities with participants of the Community Experience Program of Goodwill Columbus. The Community Experience Program provides learning opportunities and fun activities to help individuals with developmental disabilities get involved in the community.
In February, Ohio Chamber staff spent time with participants of this program at Franklin Park Indoor Adventure Center.
Yesterday, staff met participants of this program once again — this time at the Ohio Statehouse for a tour. The tour guide shared stories about the Ohio Statehouse and its history and provided a unique look at the Ohio Senate chamber. Later the group met with Senator Kevin Bacon who talked about his role as a Senator. Participants in turn shared what they do, where they live and work, and what some of their favorite hobbies are.
After the meeting with Senator Bacon, the group visited the Ohio Chamber offices for pizza and games. Lighthearted rivalry broke out during several rounds of Bingo. While some participants challenged staff to more rounds of Bingo, others played a few rounds of Corn Hole outside.
Ohio Chamber staff and program participants enjoyed the day and were sad to part ways.
For more information about Goodwill’s Young Adult Services program, please email GoodwillADSinfo@gwcols.com or call 614.274.5296 x233. More information on all the programs they offer can be found on Goodwill Columbus’s website.