APRIL Youth Talks

Individual Training Registration

APRIL understands that across the country youth and young adults is the hot topic. Many Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils are unsure how to get youth involved.  This year we have asked our youth expert mentors to present on topics that could assist yourgoals of starting a program or growing the existing youth involvement, you may already have. 

We understand that not everyone is at the point in their CIL or SILC to have a Youth Peer to Peer, but we want to support and assist the best way we can with these calls. 


Register for Youth Talks event here as they are scheduled. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Register by clicking here. 
2:00-3:30pm EST
Facilitate verses Lecture
Brittany Zazueta

Join us for an interactive talk about how to facilitate a conversation rather than lecture young people on a topic. Inviting youth to have a conversation and share their thoughts rather than tell them the “right” way to do things is much more productive. Come learn how to do this by joining us.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Register by clicking here.
Youth: Life After High School
Stevie Toole

Join us for a talk about how to successfully transition youth through some of the major hurdles of life. We will talk about moving out, and transitioning from school to the next steps. Learn about the steps to transitioning to independence.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Register by clicking here.
Community Partnerships for Youth Programming
Charlie Walters and Zach Garafalo

This session will explore how CILs can leverage limited resources to enhance transition services for youth and young adults. This interactive discussion will explore best practices, including identifying innovative funding opportunities, cultivating non-traditional partnerships and alliances and engaging youth as partners in developing, monitoring and evaluating programs and services.




Per Training Rate: $35


Per Training Rate: $50

We hope that you will join us and if you would like more of an individual experience or training you can contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Sierra Royster at 919-567-3602 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Address Information:
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72212

Phone Contact:
Phone: 501-753-3400
FAX: 501-753-3406