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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, or by contacting our office any time. You can also learn more by following the links below.

The August 2014 Noodle is now Available

The August 2014 Noodle Newsletter, written and published by the Florida Youth Council (FYC.), is not here.  In this issue of The Noodle, members of the council were asked to write about major life changes and accomplishments that they achieved recently. This topic was chosen as a way to highlight some of the good things that are happening to FYC members. The articles that were written focus on pursuing and accomplishing dream such as graduation from college and getting a job in their chosen career field. One article focuses on turning thirty and realizing that doesn’t mean the end of the world. The FYC members truly hope that the few minutes you take out of your busy schedule to read their articles and celebrating their accomplishments and life changes in this August 2014 Edition of The Noodle Newsletter.   

To view The August 2014 Noodle please follow this link.

The February 2015 Noodle is Now Available

The February 2015 Noodle newsletter, written and published by the Florida Youth Council (FYC), is now here! In this issue of The Noodle, members of the Council were asked to write about a signature dish that they either like to cook or eat. This topic let members share their thoughts and memories about a special dish. Members wrote about mac n’ cheese, chili, nachos and more!

To access the February 2015 Noodle, please follow this link.

Purchase the FYC's New Book, Take the World by Storm

take the world by storm cover.jpgThe Florida Youth Council is proud to announce that their new book, Take the World by Storm, is now available for purchase online!
This book is the product of the real life experiences of the FYC members, and explores what they've learned growing up with disabilities. Some of the stories are moving, some are humorous, but all of them are truly inspirational. If you are curious about what it's like to be a youth with a disability, or if you're just looking for some thought-provoking, entertaining summer reading, please click the "Buy Now" button to purchase a copy today! Books are available for only $10, plus $2 for shipping. 

The February 2012 Edition of The Noodle is Here!

The FYC is excited to have you read this edition of The Noodle. In this edition, FYC members were asked to write about their dream jobs. We all have a dream job, and the FYC members are no different. Their dream jobs range from being the president of the United States to being a website designer. The FYC hopes that you enjoy these articles, which are both personal and insightful, that make up the February 2012 Edition of the ever popular Noodle.

You can access this edition of The Noodle my following this Link.

The January 2015 Noodle is Now Available

The January 2015 Noodle newsletter, written and published by the Florida Youth Council (FYC), is now here! In this issue of The Noodle, members of the council were asked to write about which sport or sports team they enjoy watching the most during the winter months. This topic let members share their thoughts on all things sports. Members wrote about the Olympics and different sports teams across the state of Florida.

To access the January 2015 Noodle, please follow this link.

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