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YASA is looking for a few more youth leaders!

YASA, the Youth as Self Advocates Project of Family Voices (formerly KASA, Kids as Self Advocates), is seeking youth with disabilities and/or chronic health care needs, between the ages of 13 and 26 to serve on the all-youth volunteer Advisory Board.  


They are leaders in their communities, and  help spread helpful, positive information among their peers to increase knowledge around various issues. They also help health care professionals, policymakers and other adults in our communities understand what it is like to live their lives and they participate in discussions about how to help each other succeed.  


YASA is looking for youth who want to help continue building a dynamic national community and who are looking for opportunities to develop strong leadership skills.  

In the last year, YASA members participated in a “Youth Perspective on Transition” video story project with the Council of State Governments,  joined youth advisory workgroups for two telehealth projects; the AAP Telehealth Project: Young Adult Advisory Panel and Family Voices 
CARES Act Youth Engagement Work Group, presented information about our project during a Drop-In Call with Family Voices, and gave a virtual presentation in partnership with SPAN Parent Advocacy Network to youth leaders associated with NE-PACT Region A.  


More youth involvement is needed to help amplify youth voices across the county. 


Applications will be reviewed throughout the month of February and interviews will begin at the middle of March.  For more information about YASA and a link to the online application go to this website. 

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