Phone: 734-971-0277 Email: info@aacil.org

Youth Programs

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Are you age 14-26 and do you also have a disability? Join us for online group events and individual assistance to help you in a variety of ways. Our programs span educational, social, and skill-building experiences for all! Whether you live in Washtenaw, Livingston, or Monroe county, or beyond, we look forward to having you join us!

For current programming, visit our activities page or view our calendar. Youth are welcome at all CIL programs.

For info, contact Anna Dusbiber, LLMSW  Youth Services Manager at 734-971-0277 x17 or anna@aacil.org.

Scholarships

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living invites all high school seniors and first and second year college students with disabilities to apply for the John Weir Academic Scholarship, named in honor of one of the Ann Arbor CIL founders. One-time scholarships will be up to $4000. You can apply online or by mailing in your application. For more information, click here.

Applications are due Monday, July 26, 2021.

Programs

D-Gab

D-Gab is the place where abilities and identities meet! Join us to talk about all things going on in our lives, meet new people, relax, and have fun.

Mentoring Program

Our mentoring program pairs young adults with independent adults with a similar disability for positive mentoring activities and experiences. Mentors teach skills and serve as a positive role model and an example for how to overcome seeming challenges and live a full, meaningful, and successful adult life with their disability. If you would enjoy having a positive role model who shares a similar experience with disability, our mentoring program may be for you!

Special Education Assistance

When invited by a student or parent, our staff members can attend a school meeting with you about special education services and offer support for you. We focus especially on students transitioning out of high school to adulthood. We provide information about resources in the community, mentoring, and guidance on independent living.

Other Helpful Youth and Disability Resources

The Neutral Zone

The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.

Website: www.neutral-zone.org
Phone: 734.214.9995

Youth Volunteer Corps of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor YMCA’s Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a youth-driven volunteer program for young people ages 11-17. YVC engages youth in service learning projects that are challenging, rewarding and educational to serve the needs of the community and promote a lifetime ethic of service. During the YVC’s history at the Ann Arbor YMCA, more than 1,800 youth have collaborated with over 100 non-profit agencies to provide over 100,000 hours of service to the Washtenaw County community. The YVC school year program provides hands-on service learning projects for volunteers ages 11-17 with local non-profit agencies. Service projects are offered once or twice a month on either a weekend, on school vacation days or after school.

Website: www.annarborymca.org
Phone: 734.661.8017