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Dreams, Goals and Vision, Making A Difference by Mentoring Others. Tim Moore, NYLN Conference Delegate, Rockville, Virginia Stephanie Orlando, Statewide Youth Coordinator, Families Together, Albany, NY. Jennifer Fitz-Roy, Previous NYLN Governing Board Member, Clifton, NJ

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Dreams goals and vision making a difference by mentoring others

Dreams, Goals and Vision, Making A Difference by Mentoring Others

Tim Moore, NYLN Conference Delegate, Rockville, Virginia

Stephanie Orlando, Statewide Youth Coordinator, Families Together, Albany, NY.

Jennifer Fitz-Roy, Previous NYLN Governing Board Member, Clifton, NJ

ASPIRE, ACHIEVE,EMPOWER:

First National Conference on Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities

September 14, 2006

11:30 – 1:00

Hilton Boston Logan Airport

Boston, Massachusetts

By: Tim Moore


Introduction
Introduction Others

  • Share my personal experiences as a member of the N Y L N.

  • Tell how my experiences have impacted my education, employment, and health goals.

  • How Dreams, Goals and Vision is making a difference in my community.

  • What Youth Organizations are available to support youth in these efforts.

By: Tim Moore


Topics of discussion
Topics of Discussion Others

  • Making a difference by mentoring others.

  • I will highlight the mentoring opportunities I have had as a NYLN Youth Leader and member of the Mentorship Committee.

  • What youth organizations are available to support youth in these efforts.

By: Tim Moore


My personal experiences
My Personal Experiences Others

  • In 2002, I participated in the Virginia Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Since then, I have been volunteering in the community and advocating for youth with developmental disabilities on many different levels.

  • I presented at the Virginia Transition Forum 2005 on “Creating Positive Volunteer Opportunities for Adults with Autism”. I also presented for the Autism Society of America and a local high school class.

  • In 2005 I was chosen to go to the National Advanced Youth Leadership Institute. While there, I went to the 15 th Anniversary of ADA celebrations and heard President Bush speak. It was the chance of a lifetime.

By: Tim Moore


My personal experiences continued
My Personal Experiences - continued Others

  • I serve on the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) Mentorship Committee and as a Resource Consultant.

  • In September of 2005, I decided to do a project for National Youth Service Day 2006. The project was called “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities”.

  • On September 15, 2005, I started the “ A Voice for GAP Kids” support group with help from Alicia Payne of the TBI Raiders.

By: Tim Moore


My personal experiences continued1
My Personal Experiences - continued Others

  • On October 15, 2005 a website was created for “A Voice for GAP Kids” support group with help from Stacey Milbern.

  • On October 22, 2005, I presented “ Determined to Earn a Standard High School Diploma” at the Division on Career Development and Transition 13th International Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico

By: Tim Moore


My personal experiences continued2
My Personal Experiences - continued Others

  • On February 27, 2006 a new website was created for A Voice for GAP Kids by Nilesh Trivedi. The new website allows for my full PowerPoint presentations to be viewed with no more pop-ups.

  • Successfully completed both my Group Action Plan for A Voice for GAP Kids and the Work Plan for the Are You Ready? Event

  • Continue to work on my Personal Leadership Plan, volunteer in my community and be a mentor and role model to other youth.

By: Tim Moore


How my experiences have impacted my education
How my experiences have impacted my education Others

  • My volunteer experiences with three non-profit organizations lead to me being able to present at the 2005 Virginia Transition Forum.

  • At the presentation was a special education teacher from Deep Run High School which is in the Metro Richmond, Virginia area.

  • This opened the door for me to do more public speaking to other youth with disabilities.

By: Tim Moore


How my experiences have impacted my education continued
How my experiences have impacted my education-continued Others

  • I now know how to write a proposal in order to become a presenter at a conference.

  • I learned how technology (Computer,software PowerPoint, and a digital camera) can help.

  • Having two web-site was a plus although I still need a lot of help from others to maintain these websites.

By: Tim Moore


How my experiences have impacted my education continued1
How my experiences have impacted my education-continued Others

  • And last but not least planning an event for National Youth Service Day 2006.

  • This event was called “ Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities” was held on April 22, 2006

  • This was a real educational experience for me.

  • Here are the photos from this event. (play slideshow presentation)

By: Tim Moore


Skills needed for employment
Skills needed for employment Others

  • Many of the skills I learned through community service projects and mentorship opportunities are just what employers want to see in an employee.

  • Networking opportunities and working as part of a team are the outcome of a successful mentorship experience.

By: Tim Moore


Skills needed for employment continued
Skills needed for employment – continued Others

Working as a member of the planning committee:

I learned how to:

  • Conduct a planning meeting (write an agenda,keep minutes of the meeting.

  • Write a work plan and timeline for the event

  • Write letters, design fliers and posters

  • Research information - attend public meetings and/or organizational meetings

  • Make a project budget

  • Introduce a speaker

  • Demonstrate how to pack a Disaster Supply Kit and a Safety & Comfort Kit.

By: Tim Moore


Here s to your health
Here’s to your health Others

  • Mentoring others can help:

    • Gives a boost to your physical and mental health.

    • Adds to ones self esteem and self worth.

    • Builds on being accepted as a valued, productive member of your home community as well as the disability community.

By: Tim Moore


Youth organizations
Youth Organizations Others

  • A Voice for GAP Kids – http://www.gapkids.cjb.net or http://www.voiceforgapkids.com

  • National Council On Independent Living – http://www.ncil.org

  • National Organization on Disability – http://www.nod.org

  • National Service Inclusion Project Institute for Community Inclusion UCEDD – http://www.serviceandinclusion.org

By: Tim Moore


Youth organizations continue
Youth Organizations - Continue Others

  • National Youth Leadership Network - http://nyln.org

  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities – www.pyd.org

  • Virginia Board for People with Disabilities – http://www.vaboard.org

  • Youth Service America (YSA) – www.YSA.org

By: Tim Moore


Thank you for attending our presentation
Thank you for attending our presentation! Others

I may be contacted at:

Tim Moore

11278 Manakin Road

P.O. Box 174

Rockville, Virginia 23146

jetsgiantsyanks10@yahoo.com

http://www.gapkids.cjb.net or

http://www.voiceforgapkids.com

By: Tim Moore