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6.9. BACKBONES Youth Summer Program

BACKBONES Youth Summer Program

The BACKBONES Youth Summer Program is for teenagers (ages 15-18) with spinal cord injuries and disease (SCI/D) to build self-advocacy skills and learn about topics important to youth with disabilities. Topics include Going to College, Storytelling & Social Media, Employment, Recreation & Travel, Dating, and many more! 

About the Program

  • Program participants meet weekly via Zoom from mid-June to mid-August
  • Guest speakers and interactive activities
  • Meet other teenagers with SCI/D and make new friends!
  • Receive a $500 stipend
  • Photo session with a professional photographer
  • Weekly sessions are 2 hours long every Wednesday at 11am PST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST

Visit the BACKBONES website to apply:

Fo questions please contact Amanda Russel, Program Coordinator at


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