The Arc held the first Project Stir graduation this afternoon. Project STIR is a training program designed to provide individuals with the tools to advocate for themselves, mobilize others in advocacy and gain leadership experiences. We had six individuals who attended the 16 weeks of classes and completed all the requirements.
With the completion of Project STIR, two of our individuals will help to teach the next sessions of classes to their peers and one individual will be serving on the Human Rights Committee for The Arc this year. The whole class helped to design the “My Rights” document that individuals sign annually.
“We want the people that we serve to know their rights and to know that can be heard,” stated Angie Perryman, Family Advocate. “It was an extremely successful year and our individuals grew in many ways. We are excited for the next session.”