SaySo Events are all year long so you are bound to find something you want to do! 

Events are sponsored by the NCLINKS program and are FREE unless otherwise indicated.

Youths who are eligible to be a SaySo members are encouraged to attend.

Adults are also encouraged to attend with the young people they support and to learn from others. All registered adults are expected to participate fully and be positive role models to the youth participants.

Current Offerings for 2017 - 18: 

LINKS Sponsored Real World Event: Training for adults to learn how to coordinate a Real World Youth event will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Hickory. Register for this blended training at Participants will receive access to the online training available at and one day classroom training on 10/26/17. Online training must be completed before the classroom training day.

The Real World Youth event is a one-day simulation of what the Real World is like in terms of financial management, decision-making, lifestyle choices, education and career. Many have said it is the single most significant event to help them prepare youths for how to handle their transition to the Real World. 

(If you want to learn how to coordinate a Real World youth event which includes the reproducible Real World Toolkit and instruction, please go to the Real World website.)
For questions: contact Nancy Carter

Real World Asheville/Buncombe County will be held October 24, 2017. Please contact Robin Knepp as soon as possible if you would like to bring young adults to this event. 

SaySo Future Events:

Register at for all events.

LINK-Up Youth Event: Friday, August 4: Union County Agricultural Center. 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

It's My Transition: Saturday, September  16, 2017 - Rutherfordton County

Board of Directors Meetings: Aug 3, Sept 22 - 23, Dec 1 - 2, March 2-3

SaySo Saturday: March 3, 2018

Be on the lookout for more youth events this summer!