Flathead YODA is in full speed! Those of you who don’t know exactly what YODA means, let me tell about it. YODA means “Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy.” It’s a group of us who meet once a month in Kalispell. We have great snacks and drinks and it’s a great way to meet other people in your community. We have gone fishing and bowling in the past months.
October 4th we will take a walk on the beautiful “Rails to Trails” in Kalispell. Everyone will meet in front of Albertsons at 2:00pm. We’ll have our snacks and drinks, get some exercise, and have a great time.
Not only do we have a ton of fun, but we also know how to advocate! Right now we are doing research on the public transportation issues in our community. We are using the Internet to conduct research on other rural communities that have had issues in this department and what types of things they have done to successfully resolve their transportation problems.
Working together as a team is really exciting and we hope to have new members soon! So if you’re interested in joining us and you are between the ages of 14-30, or close to it, please call Summit Independent Living at 406-257-0048 and leave a message for Amanda Edwards. May the force be with us!!