IEL’s National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth is seeking applicants for its Youth Action Council on Transition, which works with youth with disabilities and their allies to improve youth transition outcomes.
IEL’s National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) is seeking applicants for its Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT). This national initiative works in partnership with adults and youth-serving organizations to empower youth with disabilities and their allies to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.
NCWD/Youth will select four teams for this multi-year project. Each team will comprise two emerging youth leaders (age 12-25), one adult partner, and a supporting organization to participate. At least one youth leader must have a disability or chronic health condition.
YouthACT teams meet annually in Washington, D.C. and are trained in youth leadership, advocacy skills, youth-adult partnership strategies, youth transition policies, and issues affecting youth with disabilities. Teams will work year-round with local peer groups to discuss youth transition issues and engage in leadership and advocacy activities. YouthACT teams also help inform NCWD/Youth’s materials and tools on youth leadership and transition.
There is no cost to participate in YouthACT. Each team will receive a $3,000 stipend for team expenses. Youth and adult partners will also receive an honorarium of $500 for the year. Space is limited. Applications are due July 31, 2015.
NCWD/Youth is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).