This Year's Project: Self-Advocacy
People First is a nation-wide group helping people with disabilities become self-advocates who are aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens and are not afraid to speak up for themselves. Our Beatrice chapter has almost 40 members and we are growing! As a group, we like to partner with other groups and help with community events. Our goals are to grow in membership, connect with the community, and to grow self-advocacy skills for our members.
Current Project: Self-Advocacy
Your gift would enable our members to attend the People First State Convention in Kearney and support us to provide a local Mini-Convention for those unable to travel. Both conferences provide educational and social opportunities for our members to become self-advocates.
- People First Nebraska Convention. Hosted annually in Kearney, self-advocates from across the state gather to learn from each other, speak up for themselves, and fellowship! Cost to attend the weekend-long event is $200 per person.
- Self-Advocacy Mini-Convention. Held annually right here in Beatrice, this event allows all members the opportunity to experience a piece of the conference held in Kearney - even if they can't make it in person. Cost is free to attendees, further lifting barriers! Our local conference has expenses of paying speakers, getting supplies, and paying for entertainment, such as photo booth or dj.