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)

Our Guiding Principles

The Youth LEAD project is designed to inspire systems change in the transition from youth to adulthood.   Through mentoring and support, this leadership project for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities seeks to empower young people to set and meet personal goals for education, employment and inclusive recreation.  Additionally, the project seeks to support youth-serving community organizations to increase inclusive programming for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Some of our core principles of this project are:
  • Identification of best practices in leadership development for young people with developmental disabilities
  • Identification of best practices for helping organizations increase inclusive programming
  • Formation oa Youth Congress to direct the project and cultivate sustainability
  • Develop an online Youth Resource Center
  • Develop, plan and convene Urban Leadership Academies for youth and emerging leaders.
  • The leading principle of our association is to present promotional products to every new member and to provide support to existing members as well.
  • Technical assistance for youth-serving organizations to increase their inclusive programming.