Youth Social Group August Outing!

Since starting back with Youth Social Group in person July 18th, we have had so much fun! We’ve learned about plant care and potted some of our own plants, gained knowledge about the history and importance of collages and created them ourselves, played games, cooked together, discussed how to make and maintain quality friendships, created trading cards to swap with friends, and so much more. Each week, we learn something new, build community, and enjoy ourselves. A highlight from August was our trip to the Florida Museum of Natural History. While we were there, we got to explore their Spiders Alive exhibit! Everyone learned a lot about the history and evolution of Florida’s ecosystem, the lifecycle of butterflies, and the history of spiders, along with their roles and types. We’d love for you to join us as we continue to learn and grow together! We meet every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:00, unless otherwise indicated within our calendar which can be found here (the central theme or activity of each Tuesday is listed in the descriptions of each week’s YSG): Calendar | Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (

If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to reach out to Ashlyn Michael by emailing or calling (352) 378-7474 ext- 2056

ID: Graphic has a blue background with a total of 6 photos displayed in a collage. Top left photo: 6 youth group participants holding their collages. Top right photo: the table in the activity room with art supplies laid out for collage making. Center left photo: youth group participants sitting around tables in the activity room, putting together their collages; Youth Social Group is written under the photo. Right center photo: group picture at the Florida Museum of Natural History; August Outing is written under the photo. Bottom left photo: 8 youth group participants and Alex are posing for a picture in the activity room. Bottom right photo: a youth group participant is pushing another youth group participant in her wheelchair through the Butterfly Museum exhibit.