The Youth Transition & Mentoring Initiative has been taking strides toward a more effective transition system for youth.
First and foremost, we have reached our goal of raising $20,000 to continue this project and also to fund othe youth initiatives provided by Access to Independence.
We are now working closely with Youth Power! a New York State, youth driven networking organization dedicated to youth voice in systems change. Youth Power! is comprised of youth with disabilities and and social/emotional challenges. Through this partnership, we have facilitated an engagement event at one high school and received a positive response from many students and teachers.
Currently we are working to start a regular group where youth can network and work on issues that concern their transition out of high school.