Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy

State Plan Goal 2 Objective 2
State Plan: Goal 4, Objective 1

 

 

 

 

Project Status:  Active

 

Grantee:  Families Together in NYS, Inc./YOUTH POWER!

Funding Amount:  $100,000 per year

Grant Period:  4/2017 - 3/2020

 

WHY IS THIS NEEDED? 
Self-advocates identified the need to develop a Leadership Academy that enhances their capacity to engage in community and systemic advocacy by strengthening skills in areas like communication, marketing, finance, and technology.

 

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP? 
By establishing a Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy in New York State to train self-advocates in the skills required for effective, successful and cutting edge advocacy work, the DDPC will enhance the capacity of self-advocates to lead community and systemic change.