Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities

The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities is now accepting applications from students to participate in the 2019 Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) and would appreciate your assistance with outreach to students to apply.

The YLF event will be held on July 16- July 20, 2019, at California State University, Sacramento.

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The YLF is a five-day residential self-advocacy and leadership development summer youth program held on a college campus. It is a great opportunity for students who have been identified as potential leaders to participate in this leadership development program. Please share this information with your counselors, team managers and team members who directly communicate with youth including at any schools and who provide DOR Student Services.

Students must complete an application, write an essay and provide letters of recommendations. Students will also be interviewed by a team in their local communities. This is a competitive process and not all students will be selected. We are targeting students who are sophomores and juniors during the 2018-19 school year. However, some seniors will be accepted as well. YLF applications must be completed electronically and emailed to The deadline to apply has been extended to Sunday, February 3, 2019.

The 2019 application and related documents, including an outreach flyer, can be found All information can be shared through your distribution channels. Please print the flyer and post in your offices and share at local schools and other offices.

Thank you for your continued support!

If you have any questions, please contact the YLF Project Manager Daniel Gounder at 1-916-445-9932, 1-855-894-3436 or

Image of the flyer for the 2019 Youth Leadership Forum