Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the skills needed to seek information in order to reach a goal, solve difficult problems and feel confident about making decisions and to live more independently. Topics covered will include identifying your information needs, figuring out where to find the information you need, evaluating the information you find and using the information to take action.

Requirements: Transition- age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: The Emerging Civic Leaders Engagement Program at SEMCIL builds community by empowering you to find your voice and pursue your passions alongside others with similar visions.

  • Receive a free Kansas State University curriculum
  • Participate in exercises developed to help you find your passions and interest areas
  • Develop a personal vision and mission statement
  • Learn self-advocacy skills and how to advocate for others
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Receive the opportunity to pursue your passions and interests.

Requirements: 18 years and older) with a disability

Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9 – August 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This course is designed to assist young people with disabilities to learn about various housing options, the parts of a lease/rental agreement, housing terminology, how to complete a housing application, and what it takes to get and maintain a home.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Dates/Times:  Thursday, June 14th from 12:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This course is specifically designed advance cooking skills. Participants in this group will learn to create nutritious, budget friendly meals that require more advanced skills training.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability who are or will be living independently or semi-independently within the next 24 months.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – August 2, from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Cost: $50 (includes $10 materials fee + $5 per class)

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of young people with disabilities who want or need information about relationships and sexuality. Discussion and information regarding topics such as: definition of sexuality, anatomy, contraception, STIs and values and attitudes towards sex in families and society. Other topics include sexual responsibility, communication about sex, decision making, moving from friend to partner/sweetheart, and mutual consent. This class is being offered to young people with a disability, ages 16 to 24. Class will be divided by gender during certain sections of the workshop to allow for comfort of students and gender appropriate topics. Participants under the age of 18 or those with a legal guardian will need parent/guardian approval in order to participate in this class.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.
Parent/Guardian signature required if student is under the age of 18!

Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9 – August 1, from 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This class will assist students to learn about and practice how to ride the city bus. Students will participate in one session of instruction relating to bus safety, etiquette, reading the bus schedule, how to transfer from one bus to another, and more. Students will then ride the city bus to the galleria downtown and ride back to SEMCIL. Students who would like or need further instruction will be offered the opportunity to arrange such instruction at the end of the course.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability. Each student MUST bring $4.00 for the bus. SEMCIL WILL NOT provide bus fare. Students will not be able to participate in the bus ride without bus fare.

Dates/Times: Students are to choose ONE session:
Session 1: June 26, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 2: June 27, from 1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 (students are also to bring $4.00 bus fare the day of class)

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This class will assist students to learn about and practice how to ride the city bus. Students will participate in one session of instruction relating to bus safety, etiquette, reading the bus schedule, how to transfer from one bus to another, and more. Students will then ride the city bus to the galleria downtown and ride back to SEMCIL. Students who would like or need further instruction will be offered the opportunity to arrange such instruction at the end of the course.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability. Each student MUST bring $4.00 for the bus. SEMCIL WILL NOT provide bus fare. Students will not be able to participate in the bus ride without bus fare.

Dates/Times: Students are to choose ONE session:
Session 1: June 26, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 2: June 27, from 1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 (students are also to bring $4.00 bus fare the day of class)

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the skills needed to independently manage finances. Topics covered will include budgeting skills, check book skills, credit, loans, savings plans, and more.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: An opportunity to learn and practice the advocacy skills, and organize and manage college tasks and resources. Students will discuss Section 504 and its implementation for their lives as college students. Students will discuss organization, time management, and study skills that may assist with a successful transition from high school to college.

Requirements: Transition- age youth (17-24) with a disability who will be attending post-secondary education or training during the 2017-2018 school years.

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, July 11 – 25, from 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: Self Advocacy is the key to unlocking your success! This course is designed to assist young people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy, personal goal setting, disability awareness, disability rights/law and self- determination.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – July 31, from 2:30 -3:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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