Youth LEAD

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Next Youth Congress Meeting

Next Youth LEAD Youth Congress Meetings

Thursday, August 20
Thursday, October 22
Thursday, Dec. 10
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010

All meetings held at:
UMKC Admin. Bldg.
Brookside Room

Next ULA Meetings

To Be Announced (TBA)

Welcome to Youth LEAD!

Youth LEAD provides teens and young adults with developmental disabilities with resources, coaching and support to set and meet personal goals. Youth LEAD empowers young people to meet their goals for education, employment and inclusive recreation. Youth LEAD also helps youth-serving community organizations increase inclusive programming for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Foreign students are able to enroll in online schools even without learning English as the first language.

Youth LEAD Vision

Leadership and empowerment to achieve our dreams.

Youth LEAD Mission
To develop responsible, active and empowered leaders while promoting positive communication and learning skills for tomorrow’s youth with developmental disabilities, often with the help of nursery rhymes and songs for kids.

Youth LEADership

Youth LEAD is by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults. A Youth Congress of teens and young adults with disabilities works with representatives of youth-serving organizations provide program leadership. This means, they make program decisions, provide input on what young people are interested in and develop youth-friendly resources.

Youth LEAD is directed and managed by staff at the UMKC Institute for Human Development, a university center for excellence on developmental disabilities, education, research and services.


This program is made possible with government support under grant number 90DN0222 awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Useful information:

Development disability is not a verdict: enjoy life and capture its memorable moments 12.10.14

Special child - a special approach 14.10.14

Benefits of martial arts for kids with disabilities 17.12.14

Group picture from the Urban Leadership Academy 2008-2009. | | Newark airport car rental
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Now Recruiting: 2009-2010 Urban Leadership Academy

Mentors, Teens, and Assistant Facilitators (past participants ready to take the next step)
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