NEWS FROM IDAHO SILC
Promoting Independent Living for all Idahoans
IDAHO YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM
The deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2020 to apply for the Youth Leadership Forum. That means you still have time! The IDYLF is a career and civic leadership program for young adults with disabilities, ages 16-21. IDYLF provides young people with disabilities (delegates) the opportunity to learn full citizenship skills, including advocacy, leadership, community participation, and employment skills. The delegates, who hail from across Idaho, are selected based on the strength of their application, interview, and letters of recommendation. The program includes six days of hands on learning, giving delegates the feel for college life. Delegates leave IDYLF equipped with:
- Leadership plans to implement upon return to their community
- Academic and career goals
- Work ethics and a belief that work is not only a right, but also a social obligation to reach his/her full potential
The Youth Leadership Forum was developed by the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of Persons with Disability in 1992. Since then, more than 35 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have implemented YLF in their state. We’re excited to return in 2020! To download the application, go to:
For more information call or email Jami Davis at 208-334-3800
A resource development plan in order to attain continued or more complete independence through technology, community support, and peer mentoring.
>>>The SILC has moved!
The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) has moved to 120 South Cole Road, Boise, ID 83709.
Our main phone number is the same: 208-334-3800, and our direct lines also remain unchanged. We do not have access to multiple lines at the same time – possibly for several more months. We also have experienced sporadic access to our email, thus delaying our response, but that’s getting better. We will respond to voice messages and correspondence as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience during this time.
The Idaho SILC