Youth Ambassadors of Disability Awareness
Youth Transition Specialist
The Youth Ambassadors of Disability Awareness (Y.A.D.A.) group is back!
Y.A.D.A. is a group of youth who are engaged in the disability rights and awareness movement who are actively working to improve the community’s knowledge and understanding of individuals with disabilities, identifying unmet needs in our community, and the importance of awareness and respect of others.
Y.A.D.A. met Monday April 22, 2013 and brainstormed upcoming projects that will help spread the word about disability awareness. Y.A.D.A. will continue to meet monthly at the Independence, Inc. Office. Youth ages 14-22 with and without disabilities are invited to join and get involved! Below are the upcoming meetings:
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:30pm-5pm
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 3:30pm-5pm
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:30pm-5pm
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 3:30pm-5pm
The Y.A.D.A youth group will hold a number of fund raising activities to help send one Y.A.D.A. member to the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) Youth conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 26-28, 2013.
For more infromaiton, contact Jamie at 839-4724 or Jamie@independencecil.org