Featured Alumni "YO! Disabled & Proud gave me a way to stay connected and practice the skills I learned after attending the Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities. YO! Volunteer Corps provided an opportunity for me to gain employment readiness skills while serving at my local Independent Living Center and eventually a paid position. YO! Volunteer Corps gave me the self-confidence I needed to earn my AA degree and transfer to a four year university." -Jonny Vallin, 2011 Alumni

Youth receive first-hand experience working in an office setting and often work on youth-driven advocacy campaigns, such as the Disability History Week Campaign and Taking Action for Accommodations. The YO! Volunteer Corps create connections for youth with adults with disabilities, as well as other youth volunteers. YO! Volunteer Corps members earn a stipend every month.

Meet a YO! Volunteer…

My name is Tangikina, 26 years old and I live in Long Beach, CA. I currently attend Long Beach City College and I am working towards getting my degree in Human Services with goals of becoming a counselor to show, As a young woman living with an acquired TBI, I live my disabled life to show not just tell that life is possible no matter the circumstances you're dealt with. There is no one to prove anything to other than myself. Living confidently in my own shoes and being proud of the person that I have become, I am disabled and proud, ready to make a difference through YO!

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Youth Volunteer Corps Tangikina M. Disabled Resources Center – Long Beach, CA


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