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…

Hey, my name is Nicole Anderson, and I am 25 years old. I'm from Salinas, CA located in Monterey county. I go to Hartnell College and I am a Political Science Major. I have disabilities ranging from ADHD to vision issues, as well as a traumatic brain injury. I grew up in foster care which sparked my passion for advocacy for those who are affected by stigma and discrimination. I now have the honor to Volunteer for YO! at my local Independent Living Center (ILC), Central Coast Center for Independent Living. I'm working to develop a youth program here in my county. I love makeup, music, food, Netflix, and spending time with my family. I look forward with working with you all.

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Youth Volunteer Corps Nicole Central Coast Center for Independent Living – Salinas, CA


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