Newsletter: July 23, 2013

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Ribbon Cutting at Boom Island Park!


We would be very honored to have you join us on Saturday, August 17, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate our becoming an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Note: our event time has changed, based on the availability of our location. It will be from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join The Youth Legacy Foundation for an evening of food & fun!

Saturday, August 17, 2013
4:00 – 10:00 pm

To RSVP via Facebook and invite your friends, click here…

You may also RSVP by calling Bridget at 612-272-0281 or emailing

Hope to see you there! Bring friends!


We are keeping busy in the community, and the more the merrier! Let us know if you would like to be in on the fun.

We are always adding new opportunities and information to our website, which we hope you will visit often to hear about our latest news.

Visit our events calendar on our website…

Visit our home page, and scroll down to our portfolio & blog sections…

Visit our Facebook page, which is continually updated…

Our programming is made possible by support from our generous community members. We invite you to give if you can to help us grow as a resource for youth with disabilities.

We are now on Razoo, making it easy to donate. Click here for our donation page.. We hope you will join us in supporting the great work of our youth, who have so much to offer our communities!

If you know of others who may like to hear from us, please forward this newsletter along and encourage them to join our mailing list. Thanks!

**Scroll to the bottom of this e-newsletter for our website, blog, Facebook, and contact information.

We are now an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization!
Please consider making The Youth Legacy Foundation a part of your annual giving plans.
*All contributions are tax-deductible.*
Website Project Funded!

We are thrilled to share our exciting news that we received a grant to finish our website development. Thanks to a generous donor at The Minneapolis Foundation, we are building a website that will have the capacity to support all of our program areas. We invite you to check out our website and visit it regularly as we continue to add information and resources. To learn more about The Minneapolis Foundation, click here…

Read below for some current opportunities & resources that we think may be of interest.
(Visit us on Facebook, where we post many more resources daily.)
Then scroll further for recent activities.

Celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The public is invited to attend this free event on Friday, July 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m….

YLF Youth Leadership Meeting
Join us for our regularly scheduled youth leadership meeting on Saturday, July 27, from 12:30 to 2:00 at the St. Anthony Library. Call or email us to RSVP at 612-272-0281 or Click here for more information on our events calendar, and browse other upcoming activities…

APSE Webinar on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Learn more about the ADA, your rights and responsibilities regarding reasonable accommodation, employers rights and responsibilities, and disclosing disability. Join on August 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information…

Access Press
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Click here for the disability community’s newspaper, which is available in paper and electronic formats…

Disability Linkage Line
“The Disability Linkage Line (DLL) is a free, statewide information and referral resource that provides Minnesotans with disabilities and chronic illnesses a single access point for all disability related questions…”

YLF Presented at Diversity Day

YLF presented at Diversity Day at Metro State University. Click here for a blog article on this event…

John Hess and Cody Visit Youth

John Hess joined YLF at a recent leadership meeting to talk with you. What a fun day we had! Click here for a blog article on this event…

We Were on the TV Show “Disability Viewpoints”

“Disability Viewpoints” is an award-winning community television program for the disability community. In this segment, youth advisory council member, Imani Cruzen, co-hosts the show to discuss adapted softball, how adaptations are made for students with disabilities, and the great social and learning experience of being on a team. She plays for the “Lakers,” which is a combined team (Wayzata and Minnetonka High Schools). Imani interviewed YLF’s executive director, Bridget Siljander, who happens to be her mom! Also in this segment is coverage from the Disability Rally at the State Capitol on April 25, which had a turnout of an estimated 900 people. Show host and YLF board member, Mark Hughes, interviewed a number of advocates, including Bridget, which gave YLF an opportunity to share some information about who we are, how we got started, and a bit about what we do (which is always evolving). To watch the show and learn all about happenings across the disability community, click here and then click on the “June 2013″ show…

Mission Statement:
The Youth Legacy Foundation engages youth in humanitarian, charitable, and service activities to empower them to lead exemplary lives and create their legacies in the community while making a difference and changing the world.

Bridget Siljander
The Youth Legacy Foundation