Starting and Sustaining a Youth Advisory Board Webinar Series

This webinar series is especially for organizations that seek to develop a youth advisory board.

In Part 1, Matthew Shapiro of Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) will provide an overview of the value of having the perspective of youth/young adults with disabilities at decision-making meetings, and discuss elements of youth voice, such as:

  • The importance of building youth as self advocates
  • Where does self advocacy begin?
  • What is youth voice — what does it look and feel like?

In Part 2, attendees will learn the following:

  • What a self advocate looks like
  • What skills are necessary for a youth leader
  • What kind of training and mentoring is most helpful
  • Tips and best practices to grow a strong group of youth leaders

In Part 3, attendees will learn the following:

  • The nuts and bolts of establishing a board
  • Effective ways to keep it going
  • Suggestions to engage aged-out youth