Tierra del Sol’s Family Ambassador and Mentoring Workshops (FAM-W) are a six-month certification program designed for families, caregivers and others who want to become ambassadors for change in their communities.
Family members are some of the most qualified people to speak for Tierra, because they understand the challenges faced by individuals with developmental disabilities, and how Tierra helps change those challenges into opportunities.
Starting Jan. 22, the Family Ambassador and Mentoring Workshops will give participants a full understanding of Tierra’s background and mission, training in shaping and sharing your story, sharing the Tierra message, connecting with local leaders, learning about disability rights in California and visiting with elected officials.
For more information or to sign up for this free program, contact Gail Davis, Manager of Family and Volunteer Services, at (818) 540-5349 or email@example.com
This year, won’t you partner with us in changing challenges into opportunities for 675 men and women?
The FAM-W Program at a Glance…
|Family Ambassador Catherine Jackuback, pictured with Tierra CEO Steve Miller, led a delegation from the Tierra del Sol Foundation while meeting our elected officials at the California State Capitol in March 2013.
Tierra 101 (Jan. 22)
Learn about Tierra del Sol, from its earliest leaders to how it continues to play a role in California’s disability rights movement. Hear founding family members share their experiences and learn how you can be an advocate for change.
Becoming an Ambassador (Feb. 26)
Working with a Tierra Family Mentor, shape your story and learn how to share it with family and friends.
Sharing Our Message (March 26)
In addition to a discussion on understanding your circle of influence, instructors will help you sharpen and hone your public speaking skills.
Connecting with Local Leaders (April 23)
Hear tips from a local legislative liaison on how to speak with your elected officials’ field offices and develop a list of questions that will get answers. Learn how to understand officials’ voting history and how it affects individuals with disabilities.
|Tierra Family Ambassador Ana Feliciano (left) speaks with Lyn Shaw, District Deputy for Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, last summer.
Disability Rights in California (May 28)
Speak with disability rights activists from leading state organizations, and begin crafting questions for elected officials. Learn about partnering opportunities with service providers.
Visiting Elected Officials (June 25)
Meet with elected officials, share your message and get answers to your questions! Learn how to report back to others on your progress.
FAM-W Celebration (July 23)
Celebrate your achievements with family and friends and hear from others how important family involvement is to the mission of Tierra del Sol.
(All meetings will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., with the exception of June 25, which will be an all-day travel day.)