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

Caring for the Rich Emotional Lives of the Adolescents in our Community

Caring for the Rich Emotional Lives of the Adolescents in our Community: Managing Stress in a Demanding World

A presentation from Dr. Blaise Aguirre MD… Read more ›

Featured News

John Weir Scholarships are due TODAY!

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 $200-$500.… Read more ›

Summer17 with MiWorks

Do more this summer…. apply for Summer17.

Summer17 is an employment program providing youth 16-24 on-the-job training June 26-August 25.

Summer17 helps you:
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Featured News

John Weir Scholarships are due in 6 days!

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 $200-$500.… Read more ›

Featured News

John Weir Scholarships still being accepted!

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 $200-$500.… Read more ›

Featured News

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 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 $200-$500.… Read more ›

Featured News

AACIL Kits and Service Learning- Monday, April 3rd from 10 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Attachment(s)

AACIL Kits and Service Learning- Monday, April 3rd from 10 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

Join YVC and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL) during Spring Break… Read more ›

Featured News

Pizza Party for Youth Transitioning to Adulthood Attachment(s)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 5:30 TO 7:30

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING PRESENT: YOUTH TRANSITIONING TO ADULTHOOD PIZZA PARTY. *Please RSVP by August

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Featured News

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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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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