MMI, WhyArts to Present Advocacy Training Sessions for Area Transition Students

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe- Meyer Institute, in partnership with WhyArts, will present a series of free, arts-based advocacy sessions for transition students this summer. Under the guidance of WhyArts teaching artists, the sessions will help participants develop communication, advocacy skills and self confidence while exploring a variety of media. Students age 18 to 21 who are enrolled in an area transition program are eligible to participate, and there is no cost to attend.

The schedule:

July 15 | Self Awareness, Advocacy and Self Expression
10:00am to noon

July 22 | Rights and Responsibilities
10:00am to noon

July 29 | Teamwork, Cooperation and Effective Communication
10:00am to noon

Aug. 5 | Choices, Decisions and Finding Your Voice
10:00am to noon

Space is limited to 15 students, and the registration deadline is June 21.

All sessions will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Room 218 of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. The sessions will end with a student-led finale in which family and friends are invited to participate.

To register or for more information, contact Rachel Ray at or 402.559.3673.