As youth, teens and young adults become more independent, it’s important that they have the confidence to speak up for what they need, without fear of judgement. When young people leverage their powerful voices, they are better able to communicate their needs and improve their experiences. Learn about where to turn in Stark County for help building self-awareness, confidence and understanding.
It is important for young people to understand their strengths and weaknesses, so they can identify when they need support. If a student struggles to read in class, they may want to ask for their tests to be read out loud. Many educational and social services are available in our local schools, but to be effective, kids need to raise their voices and ask for help.Read more
In Stark County, rights are in place to make sure every student has access to quality education – regardless of physical, cognitive or social barriers. It is important for parents and students to be aware of and understand these rights, so you can effectively self-advocate for the services and supports you deserve.Read more
Beyond everyday interactions with family and friends, young people are able to self-advocate and use their personal experiences as a springboard for change. For young people who are passionate about raising their voices and telling their stories, they may need help determining the best place to start.Read more
Through self-advocacy, young people are better equipped to take on life’s challenges without feeling dependent or reliant on others. If you want to advocate for yourself, but are not sure where to start, these tips and guidelines can help.Read more