The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long leadership training and
career awareness program for high school students with disabilities. It provides
training in leadership, self-advocacy skills, and career awareness to approximately 30
students with disabilities from throughout the state of Wisconsin. YLF is a project of
the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum is for:

  • Students who show leadership potential by being active in their school and
  • Students who have a disability (physical, learning, cognitive, emotional,
    sensory, etc.)
  • Wisconsin residents
  • Students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors

Why Attend the Youth Leadership Forum?

  • • To give you a place to meet other students your age who are experiencing
    similar issues and concerns,
  • • To help you increase your leadership skills so you can further your future
    goals and reach them,
  • • To assist you in becoming a leader in your school and community.

WHERE: Edgewood College, Madison, WI
WHEN: July 9 – 14, 2017
* There is NO CHARGE to attend the YLF. General program expenses are paid for by
YLF sponsors.

If I’m interested, what do I do next?

  • • Complete the application
  • • Get 3 letters of recommendation that highlight your leadership skills
  • • Complete two essay questions (included in the application packet)

Submit your application by Friday, April 7, 2017.