Support for this program was provided by Kalamazoo Community Foundation, The Stryker Johnston Foundation, The City of Kalamazoo, Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.
New format! In addition to weekly self care options, PFT and YFI now offer virtual sessions because of the recent grant funding that we received from the Stryker-Johnston Foundation Grant!
Invisible Disability Week starts today and runs through October 24. Remember to always be kind. You never know who is struggling with a challenge that you can not see.
Weeks 3 and 4: Due to scheduling conflicts, sessions 3 and 4 occurred on 2/26/20. For session 3, Miranda Grunwell the Community Educator from Disability Network presented to the youth on community resources and the topic of self-disclosure especially
Week 2: The second session of Youth for Independence occurred on 2/19/20. The youth revisited their goals that they wrote last week. The session topic was self determination. The youth learned which self determination skills they currently possess
Week 1: Yesterday, 2/12/20 was the first session of the Youth for Independence pilot program in partnership with Young Kings and Queens. The youth participating in the program is comprised of an amazing group of young people. During the first sessio
Parents for Transition is partnering with Young Kings and Queens! Parents for Transition is piloting the new program Youth for Independence with youth enrolled in Young Kings and Queens. The 6 week program starts on February 12, 2020!
KZCF Grant Awards Invest in Equity and Education in Kalamazoo County
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On November 16, 2019, creator, Dr. Tamiko Garrett had the opportunity to appear on Double A's (Angela Anderson) radio show, "Talk It Up". They talked about invisible disabilities and the importance of parents/guardians learning how to advocate for their children. Her daughter, also made an appearance on the show and talked about her experience of having an invisible disability within the K-12 Educational System and going off to college. She also shared some exciting news of upcoming partnerships and grant funding.
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Keep updated on how sessions are going and additional information!