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: 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. This class is geared for students aged 18-30.
CURRICULUM: This class will be taught by teachers and staff from DSAW-Family Services. Each week will focus on skills in each of three areas: social, employment, and health/wellness.
WHEN: First and second Fridays of the month from 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: GiGi's Playhouse, 8685 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point, WI 53217
Please contact Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested in learning about transportation options.
COST: $12.50 per hour ($25 per class). Please contact Chris Gagne (email@example.com) 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.
What do we do on the other Fridays of the month? We encourage participants to schedule their OWN social/recreational time on the third Friday. On the last Friday of the month, GiGi's Playhouse offers a FREE Fantastic Friends group for individuals 18 and older! RSVP or become a volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044fa9af2faafa7-fantastic