Missouri Youth Leadership Forum announces the eighth statewide leadership forum for high school students, ages 16-21, with a disability.
January 14, 2010
Missouri Youth Leadership Forum, July 25-28, 2010 at University of Missouri
By Lori Simms
Public Information Officer State of MO
Missouri Youth Leadership Forum announces the eighth statewide leadership forum for high school students, ages 16-21, with a disability. The prospective youth delegates are selected through a statewide competition and have demonstrated leadership potential. Qualified students can apply now for the eighth annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF) scheduled for July 25-28, 2010 at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Many MYLF alumni and staff will return to serve as mentors and team members of the 2010 youth delegates by sharing their knowledge about leadership principles, disability experience and resource sharing, assistive technology, development and achievement of career goals, independent living and developing advocacy skills. This framework provides an atmosphere of encouragement, helping youth realize their ability and pursuing a successful transition from high school to college, employment and becoming contributing members of their communities.
The Governorís Council on Disability is currently accepting applications for this event. There are no tuition costs to attend MYLF. The application is available online at www.disabilityinfo.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.shtml.
Deadline for submitting the application is April 15, 2010.
To nominate a student from your local community, complete the application online or fax it to 573-526-4109 or mail it to Missouri Governorís Council on Disability, PO Box 1668, Jefferson City, MO 65102. If you have any questions, please contact Isabelle Harris, at 800-877-8149 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .