E-newsletter 2/6/14: Partnership Events with Arc GTC & Arc MN! Cosponsoring Rally with Youth Speaker!

We are happy to share a great service opportunities. Click here for our FULL ISSUE OF OUR E-NEWSLETTER…. There are many more on our website. Click on our Events Calendar link for many more ways that youth can be involved in the community, and for details on the featured service activities below:
Recent Activities
We are keeping very busy in the community! Occasionally, we like to highlight one of our more exciting events.
Recently, we volunteered with 100 Strong Who Care with Minneapolis Public Schools. Click here for our blog, which has a link to the 100 Strong Who Care Facebook page…
Guest Author – James R. Meadours
We are honored to share an article that was written for us by longtime self-advocate, James R. Meadours, who went from institutionalized living to a full and meaningful life in the community. Here he speaks to youth about dreams….
YLF Partnering with Arc Greater Twin Cities to Host *Public Policy Event* on February 11
YLF is excited to partner with Arc Greater Twin Cities to host a public policy event, on Tuesday, February 11, from 5:00 to 7:30, with a panel discussion from 6:30 to 7:30…click here for the full blog article…
YLF Cosponsoring Rally with Arc Minnesota and Disability Organizations on March 18
YLF is excited to cosponsor a rally. This is one of the biggest disability community rallies all legislative session and we are a cosponsor this year with many other organizations, like State Council on Disability, Arc MN, the Brain Injury Association, People First MN, Self-Advocates MN, MN Association for Centers for Independent Living, and the MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. We have never seen a youth give a rally speech before, and we are about to mentor one for the first time. Goooooo, youth, rock the world!!! We have your back! For more information, please click here for our blog article, which has a link to a printable flyer that we encourage you to share……..
YLF Partnering with MCTIC to Host *Transition Job Fair* on May 13
Hosted by the Minneapolis Community Transition Interagency Committee (MCTIC), a partner of YLF, the Transition Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:   Phelps Community Center: 701 E 39th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407.  Phelps is located near Transition Plus at 39th Street & Chicago Ave. This is for transition-aged youth who are seeking employment.  Click here for our full blog article…
U of MN: Youth Resources
“Youth mentoring, as addressed by the Institute, is when experienced adults have a forum to share their knowledge and/or wisdom with youth with disabilities to support their professional growth and development and to benefit the overall community. The Institute focuses on both traditional mentoring and electronic or e-mentoring.” Click here for more information…..
U of MN: Connecting Through Service (CTS)
We will be sharing many resources from the University of Minnesota. Click here to learn more about CTS……
U of MN: Mentoring Resources
The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration at the Research and Training Center on Community Living has a wealth of information, resources, support, and products. Here is some helpful information for mentors, from their website…..