Mary Lee Ahern
DJMC & YIELD Coordinator
This brand-new enrichment group for youth with disabilities is an opportunity for students to gather and learn about a wide-range of important skills. With the guidance of an adult mentor (CPS Approved Level 1 Volunteer), youth explore topics like effective communication, self-regulation, trauma and conflict resolution, goal setting, disability awareness, and more.
Over the course of one year, students receive 45 hours of curriculum-based enrichment programming and support. Through the use of Trauma Informed Practices and Programs for Schools (TIPPS) and the S.A.F.E. curriculum model, the activities, subject areas, and learning modalities used in DJMC Enrichment Groups support youth in developing social/emotional competencies and leadership skills.
Note: At this time we have limited availability for this program. Please contact Mary Lee Ahern, the DJMC & YIELD Coordinator, at the phone number or email address listed above.
DJMC Enrichment Groups cover a wide-range of subjects connected to social emotional learning and skill development. We are happy to work with teachers/schools to tailor curriculum topics and timing to specific student needs. Topics include:
These workshops are open to students with disabilities, but their disabilities do not have to be diagnosed or on an official record. All types of disability are welcome! Examples include: