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Become a member

We are in this together. As a member, you decide what that means for you. Members have the opportunity to participate in leadership and advocacy activities, and receive our news and updates. Active members are able to build their skills, resume, and partner with peers across the state to bring youth voice!

Young people ages 14-30 with disabilities and/or experience in things such as Special Education, Mental Health, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and Addiction Recovery are eligible to join. To sign up, simply fill out the form through the link below. A Word/PDF form is also available by request.

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Join a Statewide Committee

YLAN has three statewide committees dedicated to growing and supporting the movement. Anyone who is eligible to become a member can join. These groups meet virtually each month.

Advocacy: Develop youth-led advocacy campaigns and ensure our voices are heard! Through this committee, we create opportunities for young people to create change.

Network Events: Lead the planning of our network’s events, including the first annual Statewide Youth Summit.

Engagement: Create ways to grow YLAN’s network and strengthen our voices! This group develops promotional materials, media, and news.

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Join the YLAN Council

The YLAN Council oversees and guides all network activities. We work to build a stronger youth movement in our state and bring our voices to government, policy, and programs. This work ensures there is nothing about us without us! Additionally, while serving on the Council you have the opportunity to gain and grow skills, make a lot of connections, and have a great addition to your resume.

We are looking for motivated young people ages 18-30 who self-identify as having a disability to join our team. You must be able to meet for at least 1.5-2 hours a month, have access to email, and be able to travel independently.

Interested in joining? Fill out the application below!

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