We celebrated our 501 (c) (3) status on August 17, 2013, at Boom Island in Minneapolis. Our ribbon cutting event was very well attended and we enjoyed our time together. Here are images of the event on our Photo Gallery page! Or please find us on Flickr.
At the program, Director Bridget Siljander recounted The YLF history. You can find out more about The YLF on our about us page.
Bridget thanked all The YLF volunteers for their hard work which made the organization possible, and thanked special guests Sen. John Hoffman, Rep. Raymon Dehn, candidate for House Audrey Britton, Rep. Jim Abeler, Sen. Jim Carlson, and Brian Barnes for attending. Policy makers who care about inclusivity and equal access are important advocates for needed change.
The YLF board member Aaron Westendorp reminded all of us about the value of volunteering. Youth with disabilities can and should give to the community.
Chair Mai Thor shared this overview video with the crowd (the transcript can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX4qInFY1yQ):
Over 80 guests registered for our ribbon cutting event. Thank you if you were with us on our special day!