Youth Ambassadors of Disability Awareness (YADA)

26080604_m.jpg What is YADA?

  • YADA is a youth-led group in the Minot area that works to increase disability rights and awareness in the community.

Who can join YADA?

  • Youth ages 14-22 with and without disabilities
  • Youth who can actively participate
  • Older mentors in the Minot area

What are the goals of YADA?

  • Increase disability awareness within the youth and in the greater community
  • Empower youth and increase self-advocacy skills
  • Increase leadership and teamwork skills

What activities does YADA do?

  • Youth-led
    • Youth design and plan projects, activities, and goals to pursue in the community
    • Examples: booth at the State Fair, asking businesses about employment, volunteering locally
  • Peer-to-Peer Activities
    • Youth are empowered to increase disability awareness among themselves and in the greater community
    • Youth work together to complete the activities they want to do
  • Systems Advocacy Involvement
    • Opportunities to participate and actively advocate for individuals with disabilities in the community
  • Introduction to Local Service Providers
    • Youth can meet and collaborate with other service providers in the area

For more information about YADA:

  • Contact MichaelĀ 
    • Phone: 701-839-4724
    • Email: michaelc@independencecil.org
  • Check out YADA on Facebook
    • Facebook.com/youth.nd



Youth Ambassadors of Disability Awareness (YADA)

26080604_m.jpg What is YADA?

  • YADA is a youth-led group in the Minot area that works to increase disability rights and awareness in the community.

Who can join YADA?

  • Youth ages 14-22 with and without disabilities
  • Youth who can actively participate
  • Older mentors in the Minot area

What are the goals of YADA?

  • Increase disability awareness within the youth and in the greater community
  • Empower youth and increase self-advocacy skills
  • Increase leadership and teamwork skills

What activities does YADA do?

  • Youth-led
    • Youth design and plan projects, activities, and goals to pursue in the community
    • Examples: booth at the State Fair, asking businesses about employment, volunteering locally
  • Peer-to-Peer Activities
    • Youth are empowered to increase disability awareness among themselves and in the greater community
    • Youth work together to complete the activities they want to do
  • Systems Advocacy Involvement
    • Opportunities to participate and actively advocate for individuals with disabilities in the community
  • Introduction to Local Service Providers
    • Youth can meet and collaborate with other service providers in the area

For more information about YADA:

  • Contact MichaelĀ 
    • Phone: 701-839-4724
    • Email: michaelc@independencecil.org
  • Check out YADA on Facebook
    • Facebook.com/youth.nd





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