Children & Youth

If you are a young adult who wants to make friends, have fun, and participate in exciting activities, contact us to learn more!  We offer a wide variety of fun and educational activities throughout the year for anyone who wants to participate.

Children & Youth News

Featured News

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 John Weir Academic Scholarship for College-Bound Seniors with Disabilities.

About the Scholarship

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (Ann Arbor CIL) awards the annual John Weir Academic Scholarship to outstanding students with disabilities. One-time scholarships range from $50-$450.… Read more ›

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The Motley Crew returns Tuesday Nov. 26th to host another fun filled themed part for youth from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a fun filled evening with our wonderful U of M volunteers!

These themed parties will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm -7:30… Read more ›

Mentor2Youth will be holding its 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Brunch, Saturday Nov. 21

Mentor2Youth will be holding its 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Brunch this upcoming Saturday Nov. 21 from 10am-3pm.

West Willow Resource Center (2057 Tyler Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198)

Free breakfast and… Read more ›

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Healthy Cooking Class Menu Sneak Peek for Tuesday November 18th, 11am – 12:30pm.

Do you want to learn how to make easy, healthy meals and have a great lunch with friends?

Take a sneak peek at our menu for the next Ann… Read more ›

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Life Skills Socials for Youth, Monday Nov. 9th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Join your friends on Monday November 9th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Ann Arbor CIL for a monthly social event.

There will be snacks, skill building games, and art activities to promote self-empowerment… Read more ›

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The Motley Crew returns Tuesday Oct 13th to host another fun filled themed part for youth from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a fun filled evening with our wonderful U of M volunteers!

These themed parties will take place on

Tuesdays from 6:00 pm -7:30Read more ›

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Healthy Cooking Class Menu Sneak Peek for Wednesday October 14th, 11am – 12:30pm.

Join us on Wednesday, October 14th, from 11am-12:30pm to learn how to cook in a safe, fun, and accessible kitchen. (please note the time change from the summer sessions)

It is a… Read more ›

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Join us for the First Motley Crew Party for Youth, Tonight (9/29) from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ the CIL

Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a fun filled evening with our wonderful U of M volunteers!

These themed parties will take place on

Tuesdays from 6:00Read more ›

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Life Bootcamp (A Basic Life Management Series for Youth) will take place Monday August 31st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ the CIL.

Join us from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ the CIL for the third in this 3 part series for Youth.

We will be focusing on topics such as:

Goal… Read more ›

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Round 3 of Life Bootcamp (A Basic Life Management Series for Youth) will take place Monday August 24th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ the CIL.

Join us from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ the CIL for the third in this 3 part series for Youth.

We will be focusing on topics such as:Read more ›

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The Youth Program Needs a Volunteer Assistant!

  • We need help making these great programs happen for youth. If you think you could help out, click here for more info!

e-News for Youth

  • Our Youth Program publishes a monthly email newsletter featuring fun events and news for young people with disabilities in southeastern Michigan! To subscribe, contact Anna Dusbiber-Gossage.

Community Resources for Youth

Perspectives

  • “The most important thing we do is help eliminate the social isolation felt by youth with disabilities. We create a place of belonging for those who wouldn’t otherwise have one,” Anna Dusbiber, Youth Services Coordinator.

    “Whether it’s getting out in the community and learning about things, or just watching movies and playing games – the Youth Program means being with friends and having support. The CIL has helped my life go forward. You guys are like my family. No – not ‘like.’ You are my family.” Ana Obando, who has spina bifida, has been involved with the Youth Program for over ten years.

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