IndependenceFirst Summer Programs

Event location: All programs located at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st. St. in Milwaukee, except for the July Youth Leadership Summit, which takes place in Mequon. 
Event date and time: May 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Join us for an amazing summer filled with a wide variety of programs for youth and adults with disabilities!

Summer Program Schedule

Reinventing Nature
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
May 29 – August 28    
10:00 am – Noon

Adaptive Personal Fitness
For Adults with Disabilities
May 31st    
3:30pm – 4:30pm    

Youth Leadership Summit – Milwaukee
(Must fill out an application and be selected)
June 10 – June 14    
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ends at 2:00 pm on Friday    

Social Skills
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
June 17 – June 21    
10:00 am – 11:30 am    

Self-Care Mindfulness
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
June 24 – June 28    
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    

Youth Leadership Summit – Mequon 
(Must fill out application and be selected)
July 8 – July 12    
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
End at 2:00 on Friday    

Next Chapter Book Club
For People with Disabilities Ages 18 and Older
(RSVP requested)
Fridays July 12 – August 23
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Advocacy Art Camp 
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
July 15 – July 19    
10:00 am – 2:00 pm    

Sex Ed Camp
For Youth with Disabilities
July 22 – July 25
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    

Independent Living in Action
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
July 22 – July 26
10:00 am – 11:30 am    

Adaptive Personal Fitness
For Adults with Disabilities
July 26th     
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm    

Cooking with Julia
For Youth and Adults with Disabilities
August 5 – August 9
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    

For more information and program descriptions, view the Summer Programs Booklet

How to Register
To register for workshops or group, call 414-226-8375 V/Relay and leave your name, phone number and the workshops or groups that you would like to attend.

Reasonable Accommodations
IndependenceFirst is committed to providing the highest degree of accessibility when offering agency-sponsored events. Please notify Kathy Meisner at 414-226-8331 V/Relay with your disability-related accommodation requests two weeks before the start date of the workshop or group.  We will do our best to honor accommodation requests made after this date.    

Environmental and Chemical Sensitivities
For the safety and comfort of those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, IndependenceFirst requests that when attending agency-sponsored events, please refrain from using any perfumed products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, colognes and heavily scented fabric softeners. To maintain a smoke-free environment, please also refrain from smoking in paths of travel and doorways.

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