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Southeast WI: Young Leaders Academy Northside

  • GiGi's Playhouse 8685 North Port Washington Road Fox Point, WI, 53217 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: 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 ( if interested in learning about transportation options.

COST: $12.50 per hour ($25 per class). Please contact Chris Gagne ( 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:



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