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YOUTH POWER! is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the New York Institute for Self-Advocacy (NYISA). For those of you who don’t know, NYISA is YP!’s newest initiative to train young adults (21+) with developmental disabilities to advocate for themselves and their peers in community, systematic, and policy settings. Graduates from the institute will go on to become part of the Emerging Leaders Network, taking what they have learned and helping others across New York State become fellow self-advocates.
The four-day event takes place March 10-13, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Click here to apply. The deadline for applications is January 28, 2018. If you have any questions or require a Microsoft Word application form, please contact Zack Kilmer, NYISA Coordinator, at email@example.com or 518-708-3808.
For more information on NYISA, click here.
The Regional Team is hosting a FREE event called STOMP OUT STIGMA! to take place on December 9, 2017, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m in Kingston. Young people 12-29 with systems experience (mental health, disability, addiction, foster care, juvenile justice, etc.) are invited. Are you marking your calendar?
Stigma. Discrimination. They affect young people. How? Why? What can we do? Young people will hang out with like-minded peers, find peer support, and share experiences they have had with stigma and discrimination so we can advance change.
What to expect: pizza (who doesn’t like free pizza?), rock painting #ActivismRocks, human rock paper scissors (what’s that, you ask? come find out), music, and other young people sharing their stories.
YPStompOutStigma.Eventbrite. com. Paper registration is available here if needed. Registration is required!
For more information or if you have any questions, Contact Brennan Williams at BWilliams@YOUTHPOWERNY.org or call/text 518-322-2096.