Young Leaders Academy
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. 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
This class is recommended for ages 16+. If you think your child under 16 would benefit, please contact DSAW at firstname.lastname@example.org!
WHEN: Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month from 6pm - 8pm
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: DSAW, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227.
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 email@example.com.