Can you guess the average age of the people in the photo above? If you guessed early to mid-20’s, then you are correct. Last week was a special week for the Academy in the development of our Young Adult Initiative.
On May 24, the Academy sent a team to Genesis Club, a Clubhouse International Training Center located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ian Churchill and Idanes Paredes joined colleagues from New York and Michigan, for a weeklong training focusing on strategies to engage young adults in the clubhouse experience.
Under the guidance of Genesis Club, Ian and Idanes developed an action plan that promises to strengthen our outreach and engagement of young adults, ages 18 to 25 years old. Special focus will be placed on developing both educational and career opportunities for members in this age range. We would like to recognize the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation for their support of this initiative.