Do you care about quality of life and opportunities for people with disabilities? Do you believe that people with disabilities should be in charge of their own lives to the greatest degree possible? Would you rather look for strengths and gifts than focus on deficits? Do you have a creative streak and like to have fun? EPIC: Everyone in Pike Included & Contributing is looking for you! Consider joining us as a PATH Facilitator.
PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a gently facilitated graphic planning process. PATH is useful for community development, business development, civic enterprises, congregational growth, mobilizing groups, finding futures for marginalized youth, and more.
As a trained PATH Facilitator, you will support individuals to invite family, friends, and community partners to help build a picture of a positive and possible future, map out a clear action plan, and make agreements that will support the journey.
PATH Facilitator Training will be held July 15-17 at Perry Ag Center. This is an intensive, active, three-day experience. Lunch is provided, as well as a PATH kit containing all the materials needed to be a practicing PATH facilitator. Space is limited to 15 participants. CEUs and CPDUs are available and registration can be found at www.pathfacilitatortraining.evenbrite.com. Pike County residents are urged to register promptly to ensure availability of space as this event is offered for a fee to registrants from outside Pike County as well.
“Path Overview: Learn the Basics of PATH” is being offered Tuesday, July 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Pike County Farm Bureau for those interested in knowing more about the process without becoming facilitators. Registration can be found at http://www.pathoverview.eventbrite.com.
EPIC is a project of the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives funded by a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. For more information about EPIC, please contact Michele Westmaas, Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-473-6450 or Carrie Martin, Grant Facilitator, email@example.com, 217-242-9833.