Educational Programs Inspiring Communities — Youth Leadership Development

Youth Leadership Development

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Educational Programs Inspiring Communities
6717 Stuebner Airline Road, Suite 207
Houston, Texas 77091
(713) 782-5606

Project Director
Ms. Jane Borochoff

Project Period
August 1, 2017 — July 31, 2022

Project Objective
The goal of this project is to provide training in leadership skills for transition-aged students (16-22) with developmental disabilities through employment training, advocacy training, health and wellness education, and a mentoring program. The goal will be accomplished through partnerships with the Houston Independent School District, The Arc of Greater Houston, and the Houston Food Bank, a community-based partner. The project will provide real job training and employment opportunities, with the chance to learn selected skills through expanded partnerships. Training will include nutrition, health and wellness, and medical matters to empower participants to make healthier choices. The project will also develop a training curricula and handbooks on how to be involved and lead their ARDs, Social Security benefits and work incentives, and leadership and mentoring training/skills.

State Plan Goal 3
Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.

Geographic Reach
Harris County

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Area of Emphasis
Youth Leadership Development