Kids with learning disabilities to share personal stories

Youth ambassadors ignite movement for self-advocacy

Staff Report
Posted 1/26/16

Kids with learning disabilities will be sharing their personal stories, how they overcame it, and teach kids and their parents how to advocate for what they need in school during the “YES! Top Secrets” program from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at …

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Kids with learning disabilities to share personal stories

Youth ambassadors ignite movement for self-advocacy

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Kids with learning disabilities will be sharing their personal stories, how they overcame it, and teach kids and their parents how to advocate for what they need in school during the “YES! Top Secrets” program from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at The Wildlife Experience.

The YES! (Youth Examples of Self Advocacy) program is in full swing, and has grown from a small group of students in Denver to a wide scale in-person and online program that pairs younger students with learning deficiencies like dyslexia, with an older student who is trained to help guide them, recognize their strengths and become strong self-advocates.

Colorado Youth Ambassadors who live in Douglas and Arapahoe counties will be presenters. The kids with disabilities will teach adults in attendance about the latest technology in school. Bullying also will be addressed and the kids who attend can learn self-defense.

Due to success in Denver, more than 20 additional states have requested to become YES! hubs and start their own movements for students with learning disabilities.

The cost is $7.50 per student and $10 per adult. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com and type “YES! Top Secrets” into the search field.

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