The Youth Legacy Foundation Newsletter
In This Issue

The Youth Legacy Foundation  engages youth with disabilities 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. 


The Youth Legacy Foundation is keeping very busy and we welcome you to join us!

The much  anticipated  ReelAbilities Film Festival is coming up June 11-14!  We are on the advisory board and have been working to  include youth with disabilities in this amazing disability film festival  this year - a partnership of several groups, including Partnership Resources (PRI) and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). 

Youth leader, Imani, and PRI CEO, Norm Munk, were on KARE 11 last Saturday morning to promote the festival. And Norm was recently on KFAI Radio. They did a fabulous job! Check our Facebook page for a photo by clicking here...

To view the festival trailer, click here...

To view the festival brochure, click here...

For more information  about  ReelAbilities and to purchase tickets, click here...

Make sure you follow us on Facebook, where we are super active, thanks to a group of volunteers that share a variety of information from many sources. It is motivational, informative, and thought-provoking. Plus a lot of fun!  

Thank You 


Thank you for your support. We as a community need to work together to include and empower youth with disabilities, who are marginalized from opportunities that promote their success and ability to contribute to the community. YLF believes in the abilities of youth with disabilities and we look forward to a 2015 full of progress and achievement, with your help. We hope you will stay in touch and do what you can to support our mission. Again, thanks so much!

We are an all volunteer organization and all gifts support youth projects. We are using the following fundraising page for this campaign. Please  click here to make a gift to support our work across the community, and help expand this platform for empowerment of youth with disabilities. With your involvement, we can do more!  Watch our PSA by clicking here...



Some of our accomplishments include: 

Advisory board of the ReelAbilities disability film festival

Presented at the Afterschools and STEM conference to promote inclusion of youth with disabilities in Minnesota.

Volunteered at the Job Skills Competition, where students from several districts competed in areas such as online job applications, problems solving, interviewing, and more.

Youth leaders attended and represented at events, such as a conference and gala

Youth leader co-hosts the Disability Viewpoints television show, which won awards

Completed, purchased, and released our public service announcement (PSA), which was a collaborative project with CTV-15 and the University of MN's Research and Training Center on Community Living

Joint public policy event in collaboration with Arc Greater Twin Cities 

Attended Safe Schools Rally and helped pass anti-bullying bill

Participating in 100 Strong Who Care  through  Minneapolis Public Schools

Cosponsored and emceed disability community rally in 2014 with Arc MN, MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities,  Advocating Change Together, Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Minnesota State Council on Disability, People First of Minnesota, Self Advocates Minnesota

Serving on a committee with the MN State Council on Disability to plan activities for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2015 

Helped to host a job fair with the Minneapolis Community Transition Interagency Committee (MCTIC)

And more!!  In previous years, we have been incredibly active and productive, and
you can click here for more past accomplishments (highlights)...

Up Next
We connect with organizations, schools, and initiatives to promote empowerment and inclusion of youth with disabilities. 

For example: 

Recently, we joined community members and leaders at the Green Central School in Minneapolis for 100 Strong Who Care - a program designed to prepare Minneapolis Public School students for higher education and career opportunities. 

We are involved with the Arc Greater Twin Cities Self-Advocacy Committee and Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI)'s ReelAbilities Film Festival, as well as the Minneapolis Community Transition Interagency Committee (MCTIC). We have connections with Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare, Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH), and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI-MN), and many other groups. We promote their good work and opportunities, and share our messages around inclusion and empowerment of youth with disabilities. Through collaboration, we can better serve the youth in our community. Stay tuned for more updates!