Student Advocacy Program
To train students to participate effectively in our drive to lower stigma of ADHD through public awareness and education
To have a generation of youths who are empowered, socially responsible, interested, and involved, who make an active contribution towards our mission of raising the quality of life of people with ADHD by raising awareness and improving services.
Goals & Objectives
- Promote youth empowerment: they are the ones who are able to effect societal change in terms of reducing stigma towards people with ADHD and promoting the positive and creative characteristics so often associated with ADHD. Also, youths are active, energetic, interested and open to new ideas; likewise they are able – and encouraged – to come up with new innovative concepts for advancing the program.
- Raise awareness about ADHD among university and high school students as well as educators and parents.
- Investing in groups of young people by teaching them about ADHD, as well as giving them training in leadership, public speaking, and career development.
- Directly create a growing youth community who will actively advocate for people with ADHD as part of their daily lives and contribute towards the creation of a more supportive and accepting society.
- To create and refine an effective, sustainable youth training model
Conditions for Acceptance
- The SAP is open to male and female university or high school students, as well as recent graduates, under 25 years of age
- Applicants must be willing to comply with all program rules and regulations
- Applicants must show dedication and commitment as well as the ability to handle responsibility
- To earn AFTA Student Advocate, applicants must first complete the SAP application form, pass a brief personal interview, attend the SAP lecture series on ADHD, and achieve at least 35/40 on the examination.
- Applicants must have the ability to participate without negative impact on studies
3. Practical experience
Student Advocacy Board
The Student Advocacy Program is governed by a nominated board of 7 senior student advocates.
Special Advisors to the Board
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