I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit and MOVE Youth and Parent Conference

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I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit

June 12-14, 2019

 What:   The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities.

During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I’m Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives. Summit attendees are expected to return to their home schools and communities to share the self-determination message.

Where: James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Who: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)

Applications will open in January 2019. Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 8th, 2019

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I’m Determined MOVE Youth and Parent Conference

What:  Three-day conference sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education geared towards empowering African-American Males with Disabilities from across the Commonwealth to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and to graduate high school college & career ready.  All costs associated with lodging and meals are covered, as well as reimbursement for mileage to and from the event

Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men grades 9-11 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.  Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process.

When: TBD, 2019

Where: Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA

Who: Virginia rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade African American males and parent(s)

Applications will open in February 2019.

Additional information for these conferences is available on the I’m Determined website.