"I gained a sense of leadership and the impact one person has
or can have on a community."
- Mattie Hogan, 2015 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 Priscilla, I'm 26 years old, and I have a physical disability called Nemaline Myopathy. I live in Sacramento and graduated in 2012 from UC Davis with a BA in Women and Gender Studies and two minors in Religious Studies and Middle East/South Asia Studies. I am currently working on a few prerequisites before pursuing a Masters in Social Work. I'm passionate about advocating for the rights and freedoms of marginalized communities throughout the world and domestically, particularly the disability and LGBTQ communities. When I have spare time, I enjoy computer gaming, reading, blogging, watching movies and TV series, digital painting, eating, traveling to Disneyland when possible, and generally spending as much time as I can with my best friend, my adorable dog, Babee. Through the YAC, I hope to influence new programs and issues related to folks with disabilities. I particularly would like to focus on creating more social programs to facilitate camaraderie between young people with disabilities, as well as further the dialogue about how disability and sexuality intersect.
Youth Advisory Council (YO! YAC) Priscilla California Foundation for Independent Living Centers – Sacramento, CA
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