Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) (Deadline for submission of the application is October 31, 2018)

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:03 PM by Tedra Trimm
Please help to distribute this Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) information to high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities. 
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Date: October 5, 2018 

Subject: Information Sharing from the Programs and Partnerships Unit of the Special Education Division

The California Department of Education, Special Education Division, requests assistance in delivering Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) information to high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities. YLF is an annual, five-day leadership program that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence, and assistive technology to students with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students and staff with various disabilities to develop long-lasting friendships. Applicants who are high school sophomores and juniors during the 2018–19 school year are encouraged to apply. Some high school seniors may also be accepted.

YLF is scheduled to be held at California State University, Sacramento, on July 15–19, 2019. There is no charge to students who participate in this program; all student expenses are sponsored through a public-private partnership.

The 2019 YLF Delegate Applications are currently being accepted. The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) has made the application available online at http://www.dor.ca.gov/ylf/. Students must complete the application, write an essay, provide letters of recommendation, and participate in an interview. All YLF applications must be completed electronically and emailed to ylf@dor.ca.gov. This is a competitive process and not all students will be selected.

A flyer for the program is below and includes a link to the application and informational guide. The deadline for submission of the application is October 31, 2018. 
 
For additional information, please contact Nick Wavrin, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education, Special Education Division, by phone at 916-327-3932 or by email at nwavrin@cde.ca.gov.
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Tedra Trimm,
Oct 9, 2018, 12:03 PM
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