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KMOV is dedicated to inspiring our community to imagine a better St. Louis. Starkloff’s Dream Big program fit the bill.

A new program aimed at helping disabled students is a first of its kind in St. Louis. 

The idea has some of the city’s biggest corporation backing it. 

A group of college-bound students beginning to figure out what career path to take all while battling their own unique daily challenges. 

The Starkloff Disability Institute has made it their mission to help these students with disabilities, designing a program to link them with some of St. Louis’ largest corporations. 

“Put your company out there, tell us what your mission is and what kind of jobs you have. Tell these kids that you want them because nobody says that, nobody,” said Colleen Starkloff, co-founder of Starkloff Disability Institute. 

Centene, Boeing, Monsanto, Cortex, and Nestle Purina have all opened their doors to these students to participate in the dream big program. 

“It’s great seeing the possibilities in the fields that I want to get into,” said senior Mitchell Herdon. 

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