Reap What You Sow: Harvesting Support Systems

November 14, 2012

The National Youth Leadership Network is excited to promote our new curriculum - Reap What You Sow: Harvesting Support Systems. Our curriculum was created by disability rights activities, family members, and community allies. The curriculum teaches participants how to set goals, build support system (a network of people in your life that support you), and find power among an inclusive community. 

If youth with disabilities and their families come together, we can all learn how to build great, interdependent support systems. Our definition of "family" and "support system"' includes people we're related to and people we choose. Many of us learn to follow our desires by building a support system that works to help us have a voice and make our own choices. We want to teach other young people how to create these support systems, too.

Important Details

  • Youth, family members, and adult allies learn together.
  • It is 100% hands-on learning!
  • It looks at the "big picture" by talking about ableism, power, and community.
  • Reap What You Sow can be led in many different ways - short sessions or three-day trainings. 
  • Organizations can host trainings and become certified leaders themselves.

More Information

To find out more, visit

Click on Reap What You Sow in the lower left corner.

You can also e-mail Betsy Valnes, NYLN Executive Director, at [email protected].