YLF - DELEGATE INFORMATION

The 2023 Delegate Application is now available.

ABOUT THE YLF PROGRAM

The 2023 Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) is a week-long program that is tentatively scheduled for July 13 – July 19, 2023, for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in High School. The first three days of YLF will be held virtually using the Zoom platform from July 13-15. Delegates will have the day off on July 16 and then will travel to Sacramento on July 17 to continue YLF in-person through July 19. The in-person YLF will be held at California State University, Sacramento, where delegates stay in the dormitory for a college experience. The 2023 YLF includes virtual post-YLF sessions that will be held in the months after the week-long event.

Delegates are required to attend and participate during all scheduled YLF virtual days and in-person days. If you do not attend the virtual days, you will not be allowed to attend the in-person days.

During the week-long event, eight to ten delegates work in small groups, supported by two co-counselors, one peer counselor and group assistants. Delegates work from the YLF program workbook activities that reinforce the key leadership goals and objectives of the program. Each day has a theme and activities reinforce that theme.

In addition to small group sessions, delegates participate in large group sessions which feature presentations and discussions from young adults with disabilities who have found success in their chosen careers. Delegates also have fun activities such as: a talent show, a comedy act that presents inspiring achievements for people with disabilities, and a dance, which offers delegates the opportunity to socialize with fellow delegates and learn public speaking skills and interaction in a fun atmosphere.

Please note: YLF planning partners continue to track health trends and safety guidance within California. All participants may be expected to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, and to test negatively for COVID-19 in the 24 hours before arriving in Sacramento.


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