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Students with disabilities invited to apply for Youth Leadership Forum

High school students with disabilities are invited to learn leadership, citizenship and personal skills at the 19th annual Youth Leadership Forum.

The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment is accepting applications through May 30.

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is designed for students with disabilities who want to be or are leaders in their schools and communities. The forum will be held at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way from Aug. 4 to 9. There is no cost to parents for their student to attend, and students do not have to be receiving services from their school districts to apply.

Eligible youth include:

  • Incoming high school juniors and seniors (as of July 1, 2019);
  • 2019 high school graduates; or
  • Students up to age 21 who are receiving transition services from their high schools.

This year’s forum will feature a student store where students will gain experience in customer service, sales and merchandising.

To Apply, go to the GCDE website and select Youth Leadership Forum Application under Youth Leadership Forum, Deadline May 30.