Apply For The 18th Annual Youth Leadership Forum

Tami Tidwell, DO-IT Staff

The Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) is designed for students with disabilities who want to be leaders in their schools and communities. Students will learn to understand and believe that diversity is the foundation of any successful community. By serving as delegates from their communities, students can cultivate leadership and employment skills. 

This year’s forum will take place July 22 – 28, 2018 at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Applications are due by June 1. To be eligible, you must be

  • an incoming high school junior or senior (as of July 1, 2018),
  • a 2018 high school graduate, or
  • a students up to age 21 who is receiving transition services from their high school.

About 35-50 students with disabilities will be selected to attend the forum. There is no cost to families for their student to attend.

YLF is a cooperative project of the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Services for the Blind, Camelot Society, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Disability Rights Washington and other organizations and individuals. For more information and an application, contact Elaine Stefanowicz at or (360) 902-9362.