Fun and interesting programs! We NEED youth with disabilities.
They have much to offer and we need to make sure that they are included in our democracy and are able to achieve full community inclusion, access, and participation. We at The Youth Legacy Foundation know that with everyone’s support, we can make a difference and create a world that is better for all of us.
So what is a legacy? It is your mark on the world, and what you create during your lifetime that lives on. It is how you are remembered. Your legacy is about what you did during your lifetime for others, in service to your community. It is the difference that you make and the good that you do by giving of yourself and your talents and gifts.
Following are the current programs that The Youth Legacy Foundation offers. By participating in one or more of these programs, youth have the opportunity to gain experience as leaders emerging into adulthood.
If you would like to hear more or to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-293-7008.
Our programs rely on parent/support staff participation. Call today to learn more about how you can support a youth to get involved in The Youth Legacy Foundation!
Individualized volunteer matching and facilitation
Personalized support – in-person interview and follow-up meetings
Customized portfolio using YLF process
Adapted volunteer program – accommodations negotiated
On-site coaching during volunteer activities
Get active building your chosen legacy
Develop competency and skill sets
Introduction to various community engagement opportunities
Preparation for additional opportunities
Demonstrate your abilities
Make a difference and change the world
Based on portfolio and interview, connect with activities
Mainstream leadership pursuits
Coordination, referrals, and facilitation, networking across communities
Community inclusion achieved in diverse community engagement
Training around volunteerism, citizenship, and legacy building
Foster disability power and pride
Enhance creativity and enthusiasm
Build resistance to bullying
Expanded “life vision”
Assertiveness, positive attitude, self-confidence
Community inclusion and participation
Recognition for your talents, abilities, and gifts
Connect with disability leaders and industry professionals
Supportive relationships that aid planning, activities, and legacy building
Nurturing of life goals and dreams
Expanded community access
Increased opportunities to advance in education and employment
Benefit from expertise and leadership of successful people
Inspire entrepreneurial spirit and endeavors
Share experiences and personal growth
Discuss progress in making a positive impact on communities
Meet people of all backgrounds
Participate in college/university student groups network – shared information, best practices, resources, ideas, experiences, and collective support
Leverage your leadership
Following are some of the activities that our youth have been involved in:
Monthly Leadership Brunches
Tuesdays at the Capitol
Volunteer Service Activities