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CHASE Fest

CHASE FEST is a FREE event for Kansas youth & young adults and their parents. Parents must be accompanied by a youth.

Featuring

LeDerick Horne, Poet, Speaker, and Advocate

  • Keynote Session – Supports for Success Seven Tips for Families
  • Youth Breakout Session – Finding Your Voice

LeDerick Horne’s remarkable journey is a testament to the power of determination and resilience. Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, LeDerick is a dynamic spoken-word poet, a respected author, and a passionate advocate for People with Disabilities. As the grandson of a prominent New Jersey-based civil rights leader, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry to open doors to discussions on equal opportunity, self-determination, and hope for individuals with disabilities. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups to achieve substantive, systemic change.

Youth Breakout Sessions

Hands on interactive on sessions for youth only

Parent Session

  • Getting Unstuck: A Deeper Dive Into the Challenges of Self-Care and Coping, and the Strategies You Can Utilize to Overcome Them – Katherine Melton, Owner and Lead Consultant Integrated Wellbeing Consulting
  • School Attendance Matters – Jane Groff, Director of the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC)

Parent Breakout Sessions

  • Adversity + Consistency – Jackie Nyguen, Owner and Founder of Café Cà Phê
  • From Adversaries to Partners: Strategies for Building Effective Teams for Students -Lesli Girard, Co-Executive Director, & Leia Holley, Program Director, Families Together, Inc.

Lunch, snacks, and materials will be provided to those who pre-register.

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Date
Apr 27 2024
Time
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
More Info
Location
PlexPod
10000 Marshall Dr. Lenexa, KS 66215
Organizer
Families Together
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