Featured Alumni "I would join YO! again because I was close
minded about disability issues and I learned a
lot throughout my volunteering at YO!"
-Damary Celita Bustos Beltran, 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 Vianey, I am 25 years old and in a blink of an eye things happen, life changes and decisions are made. I've been through so many challenges and each and every time I've had the right people in the right moment lend me a hand and help me up and above my challenges. I learn from my experiences and now use those to be able to lend a hand in the same way many have done to me. I feel privileged to be surrounded by great people and leaders who share that same vision and that provide me with the tools, support and I look to sharpen my skills to continue to help and contribute in a greater scale.

Photo of YO! Volunteer Corps member Vianey

Youth Advisory Council (YO! YAC) Vianey G. California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA


Meet All the Members of YO! YAC…

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The support of our funders and donors helps keep YO! Disabled & Proud running strong year after year. The more funding we receive, the more youth we can organize in the pursuit of their rights and education. Please Make a Donation, Keep YO! Going Strong…