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Youth Leadership Network

Which communities do you belong to? Come by the YLN in February to see if you and other members have any communities in common.

Through the support of Mass Rehab Commission, the YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with disabilities ages 16 to 21 with opportunities for youth 14 to 26. This is a state-wide initiative with meetings and events held in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and East Bridgewater. This is an opportunity for youth to make friends in their local communities and within the larger Network group. Check out our Photos from various meetings and YLN activities.

All groups and events feature fun, hands-on activities and interactive discussions about communication, teamwork, community service, disability rights, career interests and employment skills.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. New and returning members are always welcome to bring a friend. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to stay and hear from dynamic speakers throughout the year.

We hope to see you there!



No Meeting 

June 2nd




Guest Speaker-

Jodie Brower

June 9th


Easter Seals MA
484 Main Street, 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

East Bridgewater June 14th  3:30-5:30 Independence Associates
100 Laurel Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Springfield  June 19th 5:00-7:00 Stavros
227 Berkshire Avenue, Springfield
MA 01109

*Boston – No YLN meeting, please join us on June 2nd at Artesani Park in Brighton for DCR’s accessible recreation fair. Email us for more information. youth@eastersealsma.org.

*Worcester – Guest speaker, Jodie Brower, Director of Marketing and Placement Services Shared Living/Adult Family Care: Alternatives is a non-profit human services agency currently serving over 1500 adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities in 60 residential, employment and day programs throughout Central Massachusetts.

ASL accommodation requests must be received at least 3 weeks before the areas event. For more information, to request accommodations, or to RSVP email or call youth@eastersealsma.org, 617-226-2855. Also, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasterSealsYouth.

**We will post any cancellation notices on our Facebook page by 10am on the day of the meeting (12pm for Springfield) in case of inclement weather. In order to receive email cancellation notices, please RSVP to youth@eastersealsma.org.

Youth Leadership is funded by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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