E-newsletter July 8, 2013

Check out our latest e-newsletter with updates, articles, and resources. In this issue, we share our happy news about a grant we received to complete our website project, and invite you to our ribbon cutting event in August.  Click here to read the issue…

Or, here’s the text version:

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration!
We would be very honored to have you join us on Saturday, August 17th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate our becoming an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Join The Youth Legacy Foundation for an evening of food & fun!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
3:00 – 6:00 pm 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, please let us know if you are interested in attending and/or volunteering with planning.

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…

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…

Camps of Courage and Friendship
Summer is a time for friendship, fun, and CAMP! For more information, click here…

Highland Friendship Club
Make friends, learn skills, and have fun! For more information on this organization, click here…

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…

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