google+ facebook twitter email print

9th Annual I’m Determined Youth Summit

Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm Friday, March 20th, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
Youth Summit Application

The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 9th Annual I’m Determined Youth Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the three-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant’s parent/guardian will be held at the university.

The Youth Summit will start on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and will end on Friday, June 19, 2015. More detailed information regarding the Youth Summit and Parent Summit will be provided upon acceptance of the youth.


The Youth Summit will accept 120 qualified applicants
Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm Friday, March 20th, 2015.
Selected youth will be notified prior to April 10th, 2015.
Accepted youth or youth’s parent will be notified by email.
Participants should be prepared for walking and movement activities during the Summit.

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Young person with a disability, age 13-21 by June 17, 2015.
Young persons under age 18 must have a parent/guardian attend

Application Instructions:

Complete the application form below and upload your essay, slide presentation or video. Please be sure to identify any necessary accommodations on the application form. Asterisks (*) indicate a REQUIRED response. Please note: if your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do NOT receive confirmation, we cannot guarantee your application has been received.


Contact Amanda Randall @ 540-568-8845 or John McNaught @ 540-568-2641 or e-mail:

For more information, go to:

google+ facebook twitter email print
Copyright © 2019 Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center