The Youth Leadership Initiative’s Advisory Committee suggested that participating in community work and developing hobbies or leisure activities not only help young adults with disabilities reduce stress but also learn new skills, build self-confidence, and enhance social learning.
Having a hobby we enjoy brings us joy and excitement, which helps relieve our stress. It’s also a good opportunity to acquire a new skill and create a sense of accomplishment as we progress on that hobby. Developing a sense of accomplishment also helps build our self-esteem. In addition, if we participate in a social activity, our social learning can be enhanced. By interacting with peers, sharing ideas, and collaboratively tackling tasks, we can positively influence each other.
We have curated a list of organizations offering leisure activities. Come back and visit frequently, as we’ll constantly update the list.
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