Youth and young adults with disabilities ages 15-30 get to build their skills, connect with their community, and work to become current and future leaders.
Participants will meet weekly on Zoom for six weeks to learn from experts (and each other) in areas they identified important to their growth during the application process. Some of these areas may include (but are not limited to) career development, boundary setting, conflict resolution, and more. During this time, participants will “journal” about their experiences and what they are learning. This journaling can happen in whatever form works best for the participant (writing, drawing, video, audio recording, songwriting, etc.).
At the end of their six weeks, all participants will attend and volunteer at the APRIL Conference in Orlando, FL from October 12-14, 2022. While at the conference, program participants will meet and discuss their experiences with the group, including sharing something from their journaling process. Participants will then be invited to join a social group (Discord, Instagram, etc.) to continue connecting with their fellow participants going forward.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the program, they can apply here:https://form.jotform.com/220654274881056
Applications are due by June 15, 2022.