Speak Up participants learn about the care system and develop advocacy, leadership and public speaking skills. Young Consultants use their stories and experiences to represent CREATE and advocate with us at local, state or national events and forums. This training can help young people to effectively contribute to discussions with decision-makers, train workers and help to change the system for other children and young people in care!
• Develop more confidence and self-awareness
• Better understand their care experience and the care system
• Strengthen their communication skills and become a part of the CREATE team
Speak Up is FUN, FREE and includes meals and snacks at the training events!
Young people will focus on building skills like self-confidence and team work. We also learn about what advocacy means and how to use strength based communication.
Young people will build on the communication and leadership skills developed in level 1. We also talk about personal boundaries as well as rights and responsibilities.
This is the final level of Speak Up training and focuses on advancing skills to be able to participate in national work on behalf of CREATE Foundation. In level 3 we work through how to effectively represent other children and young people at a high level. We also discuss the role the media has and learn skills to be able to engage positively with the media. We also build on leadership skills to then be able to facilitate discussions.