The Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long leadership training and career awareness program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities.  It provides training in leadership, self-advocacy skills, and career awareness to approximately 25 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 community
  • Students who have a disability (physical, learning, intellectual, emotional, sensory,)
  • 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
  • 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

WHERE:    Edgewood College, Madison, WI

WHEN:      July 19 – 24, 2020

COST:       FREE*

  • There is NO CHARGE to attend the General program expenses are paid for by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WI-BPDD) and other 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

Submit your application before Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (April Fool’s Day!).

 If you have questions or for more information about YLF contact Jenny at or call 608-266-7707.

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