On June 9, 2016, 2:00-3:00 EDT, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service and NCWD/Youth will host the webinar, Connecting to Inclusive Service and Volunteerism: Why Youth with Disabilities Should Engage in AmeriCorps. Inclusive service learning and volunteer opportunities are valuable work-based learning experiences. These experiences can play a critical role in helping young people with disabilities transition to employment. Unfortunately, youth with disabilities may face challenges in accessing service learning opportunities and moving on to full-time employment. For youth service professionals and other adults who work with youth with disabilities, this webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of volunteering, detail national service programs for youth with disabilities to choose from, and feature the experiences of a service alum with a disability. To attend the webinar, register at https://iel.adobeconnect.com/inclusive-service/event/event_info.html.
YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue
May 19 – May 22, 2016
Are you a young person with a disability or a youth ally of the disability community? There is an important conversation going on about what youth with disabilities (ages 13-25) need to become successful adults, and we need to hear from you! The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth invite you to participate in our YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue. We hope youth will join this online conversation and share your ideas on the strategies and supports that can help youth and young adults with disabilities and their peers become successful adults.
The YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue will take place from Thursday, May 19 until Sunday, May 22, 2016. Please join this important conversation and spread the word to others who may be interested. Register for the dialogue today! Youth will receive a reminder and further information before the dialogue.