Gathering of Youth is a hands-on conference planned by, and for, youth with disabilities. It is a program open to high school-aged youth to advance their independent thinking, decision making, and self-advocacy skills as they transition into life after high school. It’s about transition as well as setting, striving and reaching goals, in a fun, safe environment!
Who Can Attend?
High school aged youth with disabilities (age 14 and older). Teens who want to have fun, meet other teens and start thinking about their future. Registration is limited to 25 youth on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to first time participants.
Youth needing one-to-one personal care or other assistance to participate must bring their own attendant (No parents please, but a sibling is good!). If you need ideas on how to find someone, contact John Shaw (Elsie Shaw Foundation) at John@elsieshaw.org
How Do I Register for GOY?
Registration for Gathering of Life is part of the online registration process. You will receive a follow up email from a Gathering of Youth committee member confirming your child’s information and registration. Additional insight on your son or daughter for the Gathering of Youth secessions may be needed and helpful as we plan the program.
To learn more about the Gathering of Youth, email Lynn at Lynn@fvofwi.org