Boston & Bridgewater, July 11th – 13th, 2017. The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is an overnight conference for youth and young adults with disabilities held annually in Massachusetts and other states across the country. YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better prepared for future employment, higher education, and independent living.
* YLF participants stay in the college dorms at Bridgewater State University to experience life in a college setting. They also participate in both small and large group discussions and workshops on such topics as: self-advocacy, disability pride, assistive technology, independent living, employment skills, career exploration, higher education, legislative advocacy, the Disability Rights Movement, and community participation.
* Young people with disabilities can apply to be a YLF Delegate or Peer Leader. Applicants with diverse disabilities, identities, and backgrounds may apply.
For more information visit www.pyd.org/youth-leadership-forum.php
Eligibility requirements and more information can be found at http://www.pyd.org/youth-leadership-forum.php
April 15th, 2017 – Youth application deadline
June (TBA) – Peer Leader training in Boston
July 10, 2017 – Peer Leader training in Bridgewater
July 11-13, 2017 – YLF held at Bridgewater State University
COST – YLF is funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and is FREE for all selected Delegates and Peer Leaders.