Featured Alumni "Since my time at YO! has ended, I have graduated from San Francisco State with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and have obtained a job with the Federal government." -Sara Moussavian, 2012 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…

Hello. My name is Nathan. I am a student at the Los Rio Community Colleges. I am majoring in Anthropology. I also wish to make a difference in my community and lessen the stereotypes that my community faces. I wish to prove to the world that just because you are disabled, that does not mean you are worthless. You can contribute to society and become a pillar of your community. I was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4, ever since then my world had changed. Ever since I was a child people have told me that I do not have a purpose in the world. And, I am not sorry to say, that people still say that to me even today, at some organizations designed to help Disabled People. It is my dream to open my own Elementary School for Autistic Children and a Vocational School for High School graduates with Autism. I want everyone to know that just because you have Autism, you are not worthless.

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Youth Volunteer Corps Nathan S. California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA


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