Hello, my name is Jose A Cruz Angeles. I am 26 years old and I have been blind since I was three 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 playing guitar, listen to all types of music, and singing. I also enjoy learning about technology, helping others, playing sports, and working out. I applied to be a volunteer for YO! Disabled & Proud because I believe my experiences will benefit other youth who I will be working with. It is also a chance for me to show other people who are like me, disabled, that we can do what we want in life. I have been proud to learn about all the rights people with disabilities have and about all the technology, that is available to us. Before learning about these options I had to figure everything out on my own. Now that I know, I do not want other youth to struggle as I did. I look forward to learning more through YO! Volunteer Corps and meeting you.
Youth Volunteer Corps Jose California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
Hi, my name is Matthew Henderson. I was born and raised in Sacramento. I still live in Sacramento. I graduated from Sacramento City College with my Business certificate. My favorite hobbies are bike riding, running, watching movies, playing video games and hanging out with my friends. I have a history of volunteering for a variety of disability specific organizations. I started volunteering for YO! because I like helping to support young people with disabilities to have their independence and know there rights. I am looking forward to working with YO!
Youth Volunteer Corps Matthew California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
Hello I am Jacquelyn. I joined YO! Disabled and Proud because I wanted to learn more about other people with disabilities. I also want to learn more about how to use computers; they are so important in everyday life. Especially, when it comes to finding jobs and being able to work in an office, which is my dream. In my free time I like to go to the movies and to my gym. I used to participate in the Special Olympics. By the end of my volunteer year, I want to become an advocate for myself and my disabled peers.
Youth Volunteer Corps Jacquelyn California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
Hi there! My name is Jon Drennan, and I am the YO Volunteer at the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center. I am working towards my Masters in Social Work at San Jose State University. I also work part-time at the San Andreas Regional Center and the City of San Jose. My goal is to help youth with disabilities reach their full potential.