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The Florida Youth Council

The Florida Youth Council is a group of youth (age 15-17) and emerging leaders (age 18-30) with disabilities or special health care needs that live in Florida.

The FYC is all about getting youth and emerging leaders involved in self-advocacy, peer mentoring and other activities that will improve the quality of life for youth and emerging leaders with disabilities in Florida. The program empowers youth and emerging leaders to decide what issues are important to their generation, to express those issues in their state and local communities, and to develop strategies to solve them.

The Florida Youth Council will offer a myriad of opportunities for interested youth and emerging leaders to participate, including an Annual Youth Summit, program content at The Family Café, a program Newsletter in both electronic and print formats, and a comprehensive online outreach program that takes advantage the power of social networking.

At this stage, we are ready to begin recruiting members. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming part of the Florida Youth Council, you can download the application by following this link.

You can find more information on the Florida Youth Council by visiting their website at www.FloridaYouthCouncil.com, or by contacting our office any time. You can also learn more by following the links below.

The March 2014 Noodle is Now Available

In this issue of The Noodle, members of the Florida Youth Council were asked, “What childhood activity were you the best at?” This very personal question had member reaching into their past and bring forth a feeling a nostalgia that show through their articles. Member wrote about being good at cards game, both traditional and off beat, sports, swimming, video games, and even chicken showing. The FYC members truly hope that the few minutes you take out of your busy schedule to read their articles will help you to better under their passion as kids.

 

To access the March 2014 Noodle click here. 

The Family Cafe Wins Federal Youth Grant

govmattfamily cafe003 copyThe Family Café has been awarded a three-year grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities within the US Department of Health and Human Services to create a Youth Information, Training and Resource Center in Florida. 

The program will provide assistance and training to youth and emerging leaders with disabilities as they navigate their transition from educational settings to the workplace and the adult world. Through a combination of peer mentoring, professional training and internships, The Family Café will foster leadership and nurture success among the participating youth and emerging leaders.

The core of the program will be the Florida Youth Council, a select group of youth and emerging leaders with disabilities that are committed to advocating for the successful transition of their peers with disabilities. The Family Café will also offer myriad opportunities for interested youth and emerging leaders to participate in the program, including:

  • An Annual Youth Summit

  • Program content at The Family Café Annual Conference


  • A program Newsletter in both electronic and print formats

 

  • A comprehensive Online Outreach Program that takes advantage the power of social networking through the internet

 

  • An Information and Referral Service that will be available to direct youth to available resources in response to specific inquiries

If you are interested in becoming a Florida Youth Council member, you can download the application form by clicking here!

 

The September 2011 Noodle

The September 2011 Noodle is here.

For this edition of the ever popular Noodle Newsletter, the FYC members were asked what their favorite holiday is. Most members are predictable, but one answer will surprise most people. To change things up a little, the same question was posed to the always sassy Ms. Saucey and the slightly twisted Professor Linguine. We hope you enjoy this edition of the Noodle Newsletter.

You can access the August 2011 Noodle here.

The February 2014 Noodle is Now Available

In this issue of The Noodle, members of the Florida Youth council were asked, “What new item are you most looking forward to coming out?” Member’s articles show a huge interest in movies coming out this spring and summer. They also express interest in games, books, and even a relatively new medium in shaping how we get new products. The FYC hopes that you will enjoy reading about what they are looking forward to coming in next few months the February 2014 Edition of The Noodle

To View The February 2014 Noodle follow this link.

The June 2011 Noodle is now available!!!

Calling all readers,

The June 2011 Edition of The Noodle newsletter is now available!!!

For this edition of The Noodle, the Florida Youth Council members were asked what they would do if they won a million dollars. While there were some of the typical responses about giving away some of the money to charities, some of the answers were a little surprising and creative. In addition to articles about what members would do with a million dollar there are letters and responses from the always sassy Ms. Saucey and the slightly twisted Professor Linguine. We hope you enjoy this edition of The Noodle Newsletter.

You can access The Noodle by clicking here.

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