The BACKBONES Youth Program is for teenagers (ages 15-18) with spinal cord injuries and disease (SCI/D) to build self-advocacy skills and learn about topics important to youth with disabilities. Some topics include Going to College, Storytelling & Social Media, Employment, Recreation & Travel, Dating, and many more! This virtual program meets weekly from June through August. It is a fun opportunity to connect with other individuals with SCI/D and learn directly from leaders and professionals in the disability community.
About the Program
- Program participants meet weekly via Zoom from mid-June to mid-August
- Guest speakers and interactive activities
- Meet other teenagers with SCI/D, make new friends, and receive and provide unique support
- Receive a $500 stipend
- Weekly sessions are 2 hours long every Wednesday at 11am PST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST
NOTIFICATIONS: Early May 2024
PROGRAM DATES: June 12, 2024 to August 10, 2024
For questions contact Amanda Russel at email@example.com
If you are between the ages of 15-18 and are living with SCI/D please complete the form below to apply!