SchoolTalk Logo. Voices of Change at MLK Library. May 31st, 2024.

Voices of Change is for D.C. high school students with disabilities to gain knowledge and skills to lead self-determined lives through opportunities to learn, lead, and act. This year’s theme is Express Yourself, specifically as it relates to disability awareness, self-expression, and career exploration.

When: Friday, May 31, 2024  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library  |  901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


  • D.C. high school students with disabilities, including students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 Plans
  • This is a Pre-Employment Transition Service (Pre-ETS), funded by the D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Completion of PRE-ETS consent forms for students is highly encouraged.

School Registration: Due to limited availability, school registration closed on May 7th, 2024. Be sure to look for information about next year’s event.

Resource Tables: Interested in hosting a resource table in the Exhibit Hall? Great news! We’ve extended the table reservation deadline! Sign up by May 29th, 2024.

Learn More: If you have additional questions, contact Sarah Grime or Noah Beaufford at 202-487-1976 or [email protected].

Agenda At-A-Glance

  • Opening Plenary – Voices of Change will open with a high-energy plenary session featuring performers, a youth DJ, and brief framing remarks.
  • Breakout Activities – Youth will rotate through several opportunities:
    • Exhibit Hall with a focus on careers that create change, mini-informational interviews with professionals, time with community vendors and service providers, and information on entrepreneurship
    • Exploratory Stations led by students with disabilities with a focus on hands-on learning.
    • DC Public Library Tours hosted by the library’s Center for Accessibility (limited slots available)
  • Closing Performance & Lunch – Voices of Change will wrap up in this session with a call to action and youth performers.

Special Thanks to Our Partners & Funders

  • DC Department on Disability Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • DC Public Library Center for Accessibility
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Education Forward DC

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