The Youth Legacy Foundation Newsletter
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Youth Spotlight: Hope Hoffman
Up Next
T-Shirt Fundraiser

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. 

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The Youth Legacy Foundation is participating in Give to the Max on Thursday! We are using the following fundraising page for this campaign, since we had a technical issue with our GiveMN page. 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 in the past year include: 

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 on February 11 

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 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!! We aren't done yet for 2014! In previous years, we have been incredibly active and productive, and you can

Youth Spotlight: Hope Hoffman
We are very proud of youth leader, Hope Hoffman, who recently spoke at the Family Voices of Minnesota gala. She started her own organization: "Camogurl." Check out her video on her website by clicking here. She's brilliant and powerful!
Up Next
We connect with organizations, schools, and initiatives to promote empowerment and inclusion of youth with disabilities. 

For example: We will be assisting with the Job Skills Competition, a multi-district event, on December 4. Students will participate in activities to become employment ready, such as online job applications, interviewing, and more. 

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! 
T-Shirt Fundraiser


Please consider donating to The Youth Legacy Foundation to help us support community engagement of youth with disabilities. Now that we have purchased our public service announcement, we need $250 to complete our T-shirt order and pay for postage to send them out to our donors who made gifts of $50 or more. If you donate $50 or more, we will send you a YLF T-shirt with our logo. Everything is greatly appreciated!! Check out our PSA by clicking here... Check out our fundraising page, where you can donate easily online by clicking here...