Youth and Family Disability Resources: March 2014

With spring just around the corner, March is a great time for a little organization and spring cleaning. This month we provide a variety of resources that are designed to help you manage projects or take steps toward reaching your personal and professional goals.

Mobility International USA

The Mobility International website is a great tool for individuals with disabilities who are interested in international opportunities. The organization’s mission is to empower those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities through international exchange and development. The website provides short-term international disability leadership programs in the U.S. and abroad, free resources and tools for disabilities, and employment opportunities. If you are interested in human rights, disabilities, or international studies, then this is the site for you!


Keeping track of several different projects and tasks at one time can be confusing, difficult, and time-consuming without the proper tools. Trello is an accessible website and free app that that organizes projects into boards. In one glance,  Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. It’s a great tool for group projects, personal tasks, or a combination of the two. Stay organized this Spring by taking advantage of this useful tool.

Career Pathways Workshops

The New England Aquarium is offering a lecture series for youth who are interested in a future marine-related career. Through these lectures, youth can meet professionals working in the science field and understand important skills that are necessary for a future in marine science. Each lecture is designed to be interactive through the activities that showcase aspects of various jobs and career paths. Participants can tailor their experience to their own interests by attending any combination of lectures in the series. All lectures are free to youth 13 years and older.

Spring 2014 Athena Conference

The Athena Conference is a biannual conference held at Harvard University by the Athena program. It is an opportunity for students to gather for a day to spark dialogue on gender empowerment, youth activism and community leadership. It includes insightful discussions about our visions of a just world, workshops spanning from female politicians to women in literature, two self-defense sessions, a coffeehouse for self-expression, and more! Be a part of this personal and professional development opportunity on April 12th from 10am-6pm by registering on the website.

City of Boston Scholarship 

If you are a resident of the City of Boston, have a high school diploma or GED, and plan to pursue higher education at a post-secondary institution in Massachusetts, apply to receive the City of Boston Scholarship. The application deadline is April 4th, 2014.

Generation Next Academy (GNA)

The GNA Teen Center in Dorchester is inviting teens ages 13-18 to check out the variety of activities that the program has to offer. The free program is a place where teens can learn about computer labs/academic support, career support, arts, civic engagement & leadership, and more. Just stop by the center (1353 Dorchester Ave) during regular hours (Mon-Fri, 2-6pm) and submit an application.

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