Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kids as Self Advocates accepting applications

National KASA Task Force applications are due: June 29th  
National KASA Board applications are due: June 29th

Are you interested in getting involved in the national disability youth movement? Are you between the ages of 12 and 24? Are you interested in learning how to inform youth about their rights, give peer-support and training, and to change systems to include youth voices? If you answered “YES” to these questions, Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) wants YOU!

National Kids As Self Advocates [KASA] has positions opening up on the Advisory Board and the Task Force. As a youth-led project National KASA offers opportunities to learn how a project can be led by young people with disabilities and to learn new skills, like how to have a say in what affects you!

The KASA Advisory Board and Task Force are two different kinds of leadership groups.
- The National KASA Board plans activities, works on projects and makes decisions about the national KASA project. They are responsible for the KASA project.
- The National KASA Task Force will give advice and opinions to the KASA Advisory Board and staff about what information and training youth with disabilities need, work on group projects and has lots of opportunities to learn.

To learn more about the National KASA Advisory Board or our National Task Force, what they each do and how to apply, visit KASA at: www.fvkasa.org for more information.

National Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) is created by youth with disabilities for youth to educate society about issues concerning us. KASA believes in self-determination, creating support networks and self-advocacy for all youth with disabilities in our society.

For questions, please contact:

Jennifer Thomas
Project Director
Kids As Self Advocates (KASA)
A Project of Family Voices
Direct Line: (334) 230-5441
E-mail KASA at info@fvkasa.org

Mailing Address:
3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Toll Free Number: (888) 835-5669

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