Youth

“Young People Are Not the Problem, We Are the Solution”
Empowering Our Youth (EOY) is a group that is run for and by young people with disabilities.  We advocate for ourselves, enact change and have fun!  EOY is a program of disABILITY LINK, the Center for Independent Living serving the Metro-Atlanta Area.
Mission:
Empowering Our Youth supports young adults (ages of 14 and 29) with disabilities to advocate for themselves and enact change. We recognize all youth have skills and talents to share.  We work to ensure that young adults with disabilities can take control of their lives as well as have fun.EOY empowers and educates these young people through the transitional period of their lives. Whether you are going from high school into college, directly into the workforce, or seeking employment or housing, you are a young adult making an important transition decision.
Meetings and Events:
As a Center for Independent Living, disABILITY LINK seeks to provide the core services to all ages within the Metro Atlanta area and disaBILITY LINK’s service area. The youth/young adult engaging programs are provided through a new series W.A.T.C.H. M.E.!: When Advocacy and Teamwork Combine, “Help” Means “Empowerment!” W.A.T.C.H. M.E.! is a variety of activities based on independent living – provided within a few days of one week per month. The activities provided are presentations, hands-on training, community participation, or purely social. Without education, firsthand practice, and peer socialization, independence is a tough feat to claim.
Support our Youth:
Support our youth to go to events that provide those peer connections in their lives.  See our donation page for more information.