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 Jennifer.neugart@wisconsin.gov or call 608-266-7707.

To find out more information about YLF go to:  http://wi-bpdd.org/index.php/wisconsin-youth-leadership-forum/