Meet Kaven

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Kaven began services with St. Louis Arc in April 2022 and embarked on the Discovery and Exploration process with his Career Consultant, Laurie. Soon after, Laurie was invited to participate in a staff recruiting video, and asked Kaven if he wanted to help too.

The taping of the project took place at St. Louis Arc’s Nutrition Center. Kaven participated in food prep duties with Kate, the Arc’s Director of Nutrition Services. Kaven impressed Kate so much that after the taping, Kate let the Employment Services team know she wanted to hire him. Soon after, Kaven applied and became an Arc employee and service recipient.

About Kaven, Kate said, “Kaven is a valued member of the Dautel Nutrition Center team. He is reliable and takes great pride in the work he does. We rely on him for his accuracy and thoroughness when portioning and packaging the meals delivered to our residents. We are grateful to work alongside Kaven and are proud of all the progress he has made in his six months with the Arc.”

Laurie added, “Kaven has a beautiful soul, genuinely cares about other people, and gives 100% to everything he does. He strives to build relationships with others and cares about his family, friends, and community. My life is better for knowing him!”