If you’re passionate about social issues, you have a voice. If you enjoy music, painting, dancing, making videos, or any type of creative expression, you can use your voice for change.
The Social Justice Youth Program seeks to engage young adults in the movement towards an inclusive civil society for all individuals. It is an opportunity for young adults with and without disabilities to learn how their voice and art can be meaningful tools for change.
Find your unique artistic voice—any medium, any message.
This is a year-round program that includes a Social Justice Youth Summer Camp, interactive monthly meet-ups and participation in the annual All Born (in) Conference.
Who are the Social Justice Youths?
A group of self-advocates, siblings and youths age 15-25 who envision a better tomorrow for everyone.
focus of the program
Building community around issues that are important to the youths. Topics include disability, race, immigration, inequity, sexuality, environmentalism, civil and human rights, animal rights, and lots more.
Volunteering, attending seminars, interactive meetings and a weekend-long, fully-inclusive summer camp at Portland State University.
This program requires a year-long commitment
The program includes summer camp, interactive monthly meetings--which may include a visit to city hall or an art gallery, meeting with a social activist or presenting personal art projects at an event--and participation at the All Born(in) Conference.
Who can join?
Individuals 15-25 years old who are passionate about an equitable world.
If you are interested in joining the Youth Program, or working with them as a mentor, please get in touch by calling the Resourcefulness Center at (503) 238-0522 or emailing SJYP@abicommunity.org
Five years ago, we asked our children what they wanted for their future, encouraging them to envision no limits. A shared dream was college. Emma had choices and options; there was no college option for Dan in Oregon.
The 14th Annual All Born (in) Cross-Disability Best Practices Educational Inclusion Conference on April 6th was a Success!
130 friends of inclusive college share a full day of information, networking, and advocacy to create powerful, positive change to open more doors to inclusive college options for students with intellectual disability.