Dare to Dream in 2019 High School Student Leadership Conference in Wayne, NJ

Dare to Dream Student Leadership conference at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Selected Community High School seniors attended the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education regional Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences at William Paterson University.

This conference highlights strategies and specific information to prepare high school students with disabilities for college and career readiness and the transition from school to adult life. Accomplished students and young adults with disabilities were our keynote speakers.

Several workshops provided Community High School students the opportunity to participate in workshops led by their peers on topics such as self-discovery, student self-advocacy, learning styles, developing career paths, and understanding rights and responsibilities in college.

To attend this workshop, our students had to show both their skills in self-advocacy and their need to learn more about self-advocacy. Students were also invited up to speak of their own experiences in being self-advocates during an "open mic" at lunch.