Jocelyn is an upbeat and enthusiastic STEP Up employee at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus. She’s been a member of STEP Up (Supported Training & Employment), a day support program that teaches vocational skills to adults with disabilities, for the past year. She works as the receptionist at the ALLY Advocacy Center twice a week. Her duties include greeting ALLY visitors, stocking the mobile snack cart, and completing any office work.
Although she loves working, Jocelyn enjoys the afternoon enrichment activities that the STEP Up program facilitates in the afternoon.
“I liked going on the field trip to the Air & Space Museum,” she said. “We [STEP Up] also volunteer and make sandwiches for people at the homeless shelter which is so fun!”
When Jocelyn isn’t working, she attends many of the events The Arc of Loudoun hosts for its members and the community. She’s watched the sensory sensitive movies at Cobb Theater, attended the annual Spring Festival, and volunteered at the Last Ride attraction for Paxton’s biggest fundraiser of the year: Shocktober. But Jocelyn’s absolute favorite event to attend are the dances exclaiming,
“I love going to the dances. I always have a good time there!” When asked why she likes The Arc, Jocelyn says, “I like working here because it keeps me busy and it’s a lot of fun. Plus, I’ve made so many friends here!”