New Program Empowering Youth Leaders with Learning Disabilities

leadershipprogram2Children and young people that experience learning disabilities often feel like they’re struggling alone. At the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (LDAM) we provide a place for young people to learn skills to manage their disabilities while meeting others who are going through similar challenges.

Our upcoming YeS -L (Youth Engagement STREAM Leadership) Program will do just that. Over seven sessions, young people 15 – 21-years-old will have the chance to connect with others experiencing learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The program will lead them through activities that will help them recognize their strengths while building cognitive, self-management, emotional IQ, self-advocacy, and leadership skills.

An important part of the program is teaching the participants how to share their awareness and skills with younger youth with learning disabilities and/or ADHD to help facilitate the same growth. We hope to create future community leaders here in Winnipeg who are able to contribute to building a more supportive and empathetic environment for youth with learning disabilities. YeS-L will increase awareness, engagement, and skills, as well as empower youth to be leaders in their community.

See below for program details:

Flyer: Leadership Group Flyer

Eligibility: Youth with confirmation of ADHD/LD diagnosis (15 -21 yrs.)

Location: LDA Manitoba, 617 Erin St., Winnipeg Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W1

Dates: July 3rd to July 24th, 2013 (Mondays and Wednesdays for seven sessions)

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The program is free. For more information and to register contact Marilyn:

Tele: (204) 774-1821, ext. 14 Fax: (204) 788-4090

Email: ldamanitoba4@mymts.net

If you have a child who is 12 to 15-years-old who has a learning disability, consider enrolling him or her in our Youth engagement STREAM program beginning in July for young teens. Click on the following link to download a registration form: Participant Flyer-Summer Registration

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