Back to All Events

Milwaukee Young Leaders Academy

  • DSAW 11709 W Cleveland Ave West Allis, WI 53227 (map)

Our Young Leaders Class is a respite program coupled with a unique curriculum that will introduce students to important topics such as work ethic, attitude, communication skills, time management, problem-solving, acting as a team player, self confidence, ability to accept and learn from criticism, flexibility/adaptability and working well under pressure, personal hygiene, nutrition, and how your body talks. Each class will include a recreational activity as well! The teacher for this class is Mary West, state-certified teacher degree in Special Education. Mary will use a variety of instructional techniques including video modeling, role-playing, visuals, and hands on learning to drive the content home. In addition, we will have several expert guest presenters. 

WHO: Transition-aged students with any developmental disability that want to work in a community-based setting, or individuals that were previously employed with any developmental disability that want to re-enter community-based employment.

WHEN: Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month from 6pm - 8pm

WHERE: DSAW, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227.
Please contact Mary ( if interested in learning about transportation options.

COST: $12.50 per hour ($25 per class). Please contact Mary ( to discuss payment options, including cash, check, credit, IRIS, Family Care, and DSAW Grant.

We welcome self-advocates to join our class at any time. Please contact Mary for more details!

Earlier Event: January 26
Milwaukee Tech Skills Class
Later Event: January 28
Milwaukee Family Zumba Party