Green Bay Young Leaders Academy

Fall 2019 Program

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!

WHEN: First and second Tuesdays of the month from 6pm - 8pm. The Fall Semester runs from September 3 - December 10. 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: Options for Independent Living, 555 Country Club Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313

COST: We are offering the pilot semester of this class FREE for all participants thanks to the generosity of the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

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

To private pay online, click here after completing the above RSVP form.