Change Makers

Kendall

"What I've learned out of life is this: Forgiveness opens up your heart so it can receive more love."

Change Makers

Kayanna

"I was eager to meet and converse with my peers and key leadership throughout the country. It is very important to give folks that may not normally interact the opportunity to do so."

Change Makers

Abdalla

"My advice is to get involved with Year Up or a program like it."

Change Makers

Citlali

"I hope more youth will take a close look at their communities and see what problems are bothering them and then fix them."

Change Makers

Coloradas

"My ancestors fought for me to have a way of life to live for. So I honor them by holding on to our language and tradition as much as possible."

  • Kendall
  • Kayanna
  • Abdalla
  • Citlali
  • Coloradas

  • Opportunities
  • Tools for success
  • Support

Get informed, build your skills, and become a more effective change maker!

  • As a young person with disabilities, thinking through your travel plans beforehand can help you get around more safely and independently. This resource provides tips on using public transportation, buying a car, and more. 

  • Check out these tips and resources that can help you apply, pay for, and complete college.

  • All the options for your life after high school can feel overwhelming. But gathering information can help you make informed choices about your future! Written by teens for teens, this resource can help youth with disabilities think about options for their education and career after graduation.

Get connected to internships, speaking engagements, conferences, and other opportunities!

  • We’re all online almost all the time. Most of us use personal information like social security or credit card numbers online as well. It’s important to know how to protect that information in a real way. If you’re interested in a career in cybersecurity, start developing your skills today!

  • The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) helps talented college students and recent graduates with disabilities find summer or permanent jobs. Learn more about the program and how you can get involved. 

  • It’s time for your voice to be heard and for organizers, policy-makers, and educators to listen up! The What’s Your Issue?

Get support. Give support.

  • This website provides links to multiple hotlines, websites, and other resources for youth who are struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse.

  • Abusing prescription drugs can be more dangerous than you think. Learn what to do if you think you or a friend might be addicted to prescription medication.

  • In this video, tribal youth talk about tough times and how they relied on their culture to pull through. They also share ideas for how to make yourself feel better if you’re feeling down and where to turn if you need help.