"I gained a sense of leadership and the impact one person has
or can have on a community."
- Mattie Hogan, 2015 Alumni
YO! YAC - Youth Advisory CouncilCongratulations to the new
YO! YAC members!
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…
Hello, my name is Jose A Cruz Angeles. I am 26 years old and I have been blind since I was 3 years old. I was born in Mexico City, but I have been living in Anaheim, CA since the age of nine. I am responsible, honest, respectful, and very outgoing. I love music: therefore, my hobbies are to play guitar, listen to all types of music, and sing. I also enjoy dealing with technology, helping others, playing sports, and working out. I applied to be a volunteer for YO! because as I said before, I like helping others. It is also a chance for me to show other people like myself that we can do something in life. Growing up, I did not know much about all the rights people with disabilities have. I also didn't know about all of the technology that is available. I had to figure everything out on my own. Because of this, I do not want other people to struggle as I did. I want them to know what I did not know growing up. This is a little about me, and I hope to be a great help to the YO! program.
Youth Volunteer Corps Alan Dayle McIntosh Center – Garden Grove, CA
Meet All the Members of YO! Corps…