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Southeastern Young Leaders Academy Northeastside

  • American Legion Hall 6050 West Mequon Road Mequon, WI, 53092 United States (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. Class instructors will use a variety of instructional techniques including video modeling, role-playing, visuals, and hands on learning to drive the content home. 

WHO: Young adults with any developmental disability that want to work in a community-based setting. Our typical participant is between the ages of 18-30. If you think your child under 18 would benefit, please contact DSAW at!

CURRICULUM: This class will be taught by DSAW teachers and staff. Each week will focus on skills in each of three areas: social, employment, and health/wellness. 

WHEN: First and Third Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Attendance at every session is not required! Feel free to come when you’re able. We welcome self-advocates to join our class at any time. 

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 6050 W Mequon Rd, WI  53217

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

DSAW charges fees for some recurring programming because of the cost of curriculum, staffing, occupancy, etc. However, participant’s ability to pay should not prohibit attendance! Please contact DSAW if you need financial assistance.

We take pride in offering a fully accessible, inclusive environment for everyone! We will have sensory-friendly supports available to those who need them. If your child needs one on one support, please contact us at