Youth Topical Calls

APRIL Youth Peer to Peer Mentoring Topical Trainings

APRIL understands that across the country youth and young adults is the hot topic. Many Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils are unsure how to get youth involved.  This year we have asked our youth expert mentors to present on topics that could assist your goals of starting a program or growing the existing youth involvement you may already have. 

Every other month we will have one mentor present on a topic that is often discussed in our Youth Peer to Peer Mentoring for $25 per site per training.  The mentor will present for the first 30 minutes, and then the next 30 minutes will be an opportunity for an open discussion amongst all callers on that topic.  During that time, we can brainstorm, share experiences, and ask questions while we learn from each other with the guidance of our mentor. We understand that not everyone is at the point in their CIL or SILC to have a Youth Peer to Peer, but we want to support and assist the best way we can with these calls. 

 We hope that you will join us and if you would like more of an individual experience or training you can contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Sierra Royster at 919-567-3602 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration now open click here! 

Mike Beers

Creating a Mixtape Curriculum

Mike Beers

Description: We will be going over the creation of a curriculum.  With a focus on a collaboration with others that you can pull together existing resources that can be adapted for different groups and needs.  The material could be adaptive for what you need. It can be a full class facilitation, a presentation on a topic.  Looking past a workbook and PowerPoint by adding engagement to digital or paper materials. Doing this to ensure you are engaging diverse learning styles. Come create your mixtape.


SAVE THE DATE: December 6th- Strengthening Youth Involvement in Your CIL-Grant Heffelfinger