Strengthening Youth Advocacy In Ohio

Young Adult Council (YAC) is a statewide community led council for adults between the ages of 18 and 33 and who have a disability with a hands-on/internship approach that will provide young adults the opportunity to participate in a realistic policymaking environment.

Collage of words: advocacy, action, be heard, impact, rights, goals, empowerment


Why is Youth Advocacy important? 

Here’s what our members say…


Ella Hanley: I think youth advocacy is important because, youth advocacy is a way for young adults with disabilities to learn how to be a leader in their communities and it teaches them how to advocate for the things that are important to them.


Kellyn Donahoe: Youth advocacy is important because people with disabilities have worldwide issues that are important/passionate to them. We want our voices to be heard and we want to make a difference. So, we can research issues about the worldwide issues that people with disabilities have.


Michael Jung: Because if you don’t say anything, no one will hear you. Because our tomorrow depends on today’s actions. Because ideas don’t advocate, people do.

New session begins in January 2024!

Contact April for more details!  [email protected] or 216.731.1529

Apply Today!
Your Advocacy Counts!

Send completed application to [email protected].

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