KASA, Kids as Self Advocates, a Family Voices project, is looking for youth, between the ages of 12 and 18, to serve on the national Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) all-youth volunteer Task Force. This is a great opportunity to help others, network with other youth who have disabilities, plus it will look great on your college or work applications!
The KASA Task Force will give advice and opinions to the KASA Advisory Board and staff about what information and training youth with disabilities need. The Task Force members will have the opportunity to help develop these materials and will also review (look over) what the KASA Advisory Board and staff write to make sure it is youth-friendly (helpful and clear).
The Task Force has 6-8 youth members from around the country. They will have one phone call a month to discuss projects and assign tasks. The Task Force members will also have lots of opportunities to learn. Members will learn from presenters on the calls and if funding is available, they will have training at an in person meeting. They will also have opportunities to represent KASA at other conferences and other meetings. Youth on the Task Force also learn how a project can be led by young people with disabilities, with the staff only giving support. Task Force members are expected to spend time on reviewing documents, phone meetings and working together on projects. Learn more.