National Leadership Conference for Youth with Disabilities Announcement

March 17, 2000

The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities has applications for the National Leadership Conference for Youth with Disabilities available. The conference is a yearly gathering of young people with disabilities age 18-24 who are chosen competitively. Full scholarships including travel are offered to the participants who are selected. They learn leadership skills, meet with their elected representatives, explore national policies affecting their lives, and network. The conference will take place at a hotel in the Washington D.C. area from June 24 through 28, 2000.

Applications are available at Isabelle_Howes@grad.usda.gov. They can be downloaded at http://grad.usda.gov/programs_services/cms/conf_mgmt.cfm. Call 202-314-3471 if you have difficulty downloading the application or if you want a hard copy mailed to you. Application deadline is April 15, 2000. For further information about the conference itself, call Dale S. Brown, the President's Committee staff contact at 202-376-6200 ext. 30.