"Through YO, I also gained a deeper understanding of what
it is to be a person with a disability, which helped me
proudly identify as one."
-Jenaro Soto, 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…
Hello, my name is Nellie. I am 23 years old, live in Sacramento and attend Sacramento City College. I love being an advocate for the disability community and spending time with my family. I am so excited to be a part of the YO! Youth Advisory Council because I have been involved with YO! for five years now, working on campaigns and volunteering and now I would like to pass the torch down to new youth and help advise the council on what re the current issues for youth in our community.
Youth Advisory Council (YO! YAC) Penelope D. California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
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