20th Annual Youth Leadership Forum

Are you a student 16 – 21 years of age? You can take part in the annual Washington State Youth Leadership Forum. This innovative, intensive, six-day leadership training program is for upcoming high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. Delegates are selected from around Washington State to take part and cultivate leadership and citizenship skills while having fun and making friends.

It is critical that young people with disabilities growing into adulthood learn to identify themselves with pride as individuals and members of the very accomplished disability community.

The Youth Leadership Forum is free to attend. These services are made possible by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. IT will be held August 7-12th in Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way. The application process includes questions like who has been an important leader who influenced you in your life, experiences you have had due to your disability, and what are your goals after school?

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For information on how to apply contact Elaine Stefanowicz at 360-890-3774 or elaine.stefanowicz@esd.wa.gov.