Support Staff Graduate from Advanced Training Program

10th Class of Graduates Celebrated by Jubilee

Congratulations to Jubilee’s 10th class of graduates from our advanced training program for direct support professionals! This program, called DSP II, provides advanced training to direct support professionals (DSP) to better support adults with disabilities to live independently. Jubilee now boasts 67 graduates of this intensive training program.

“You worked hard over this five-month course to learn and grow as direct support professionals,” said Steve Keener, Jubilee Executive Director, at the celebration in honor of this milestone graduation. “It’s our honor to celebrate your achievement and how it will improve the lives of the people you support.”

“The DSP II advanced training program provides our staff opportunities to strengthen their skills in areas like person-centered practices and advocacy on behalf of the people they support,” said Melanie Moore, Jubilee’s Learning and Development Manager. “After finishing the program, staff have opportunities to grow in their DSP careers. We’re incredibly proud of what our DSP II graduates achieve, whether it’s applying the skills they’ve learned to their hands-on work or providing guidance as trainers, mentors, and residential supervisors.”

The DSP II advanced training program is provided through the Maryland Direct Support Professional Training Consortium, which Jubilee helped found in 2017. We are joined in this effort by five partner agencies, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS).

Congratulations graduates!

  • Abiodum Oseni
  • Carole Mentor-Joyner
  • Eunice Ofori
  • Evelyn Eka
  • Halimat Giwa-Osagie
  • Jaya Musa
  • Joseph Howard
  • Konjit Bekele
  • Latoya Wilkins-Charles
  • Maya Barkey
  • Michelle Peterson
  • Moninuola Ozoemena
  • Omobolanle Sadiq
  • Shauna Miller