The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) seeks students from across Virginia to serve as Delegates to its Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Rising high school juniors and seniors with a developmental or other disability who want to become leaders in their schools and communities are strongly encouraged to apply for the honor of serving as a YLF delegate.
Student delegates demonstrate:
- Acceptance of and interest in diversity
- An interest in developing their personal, leadership and - career development skills in preparation for their future success
- A desire to share their thoughts and opinions
The YLF program is held in the summer on a university campus. Twenty-five Virginia high school students with developmental and other disabilities are selected to receive full scholarships to participate in this leadership development program.
For more information about YLF, go to the The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) website or contact Kara White at Kara.White@vbpd.virginia.gov or 800-846-4464.