"Through YO, I also gained a deeper understanding of what
it is to be a person with a disability, which helped me
proudly identify as one."
-Jenaro Soto, 2013 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 Megan. I am currently attending American River College and preparing to transfer to Sacramento State University to study Health Science. I have a strong interest working in the healthcare field helping people to the best of my ability. I also want to help the youth with mental disabilities (like myself). I have noticed over the years that there is a lot of judgment and disrespect for those with a mental disability and I want to try to stop that, or at least put the word out. It has been very difficult trying to achieve my dreams while hiding from judgment and I'm sure there are others suffering from the same problem. I am currently learning that it is okay to have a mental disability and not everyone needs to know about it.
Youth Volunteer Corps Megan California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
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