TRIAD Americorps Overview

TRIAD Americorps for the advancement of disability service

Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps is an inclusive service program through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service.

TRIAD Service AmeriCorps focuses on providing support for economically disadvantage youth with disabilities through health education. TRIAD Service AmeriCorps members serve the partnering school districts in Forrest, Lamar, Harrison and Hancock Counties.

TRIAD Americorps with Andy Imparato

This year, 36 young people with and without disabilities will serve the community through TRIAD Service AmeriCorps. The members willJust having a good time with Americorps participate in health education activities by going into the local high schools and middle schools to train youth with disabilities on exercise and nutritional goals. Using the HealthMatters curriculum, the program will incorporate the following principles of:

  • choice, self-determination, self-efficacy, self-advocacy, rights and  responsibilities
  • learning practical exercise routines
  • identifying foods that make up a well-balanced diet
  • locating places to exercise
  • improving self-advocacy skills to promote good choices in staying healthy

Mr. Happy FaceTraining, Resources, and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps, a program of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, is funded through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service.