Ohio Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

Know a student who is interested in learning leadership and advocacy skills? The Ohio Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) can help. Student delegates learn about career choices, work in groups to develop personal leadership plans, have opportunities to interact with professionals with disabilities, and participate in extracurricular group activities. During Ohio Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), delegates learn valuable skills which assist them in becoming work ready or more prepared to enter postsecondary education.

Statewide YLF at the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB)

Applications are now being accepted for the annual statewide Ohio Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), a five day leadership development experience for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. The forum is sponsored by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and will be held in Columbus, July 19 – July 23, 2020, at the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB).

Applications, which are due March 31, and more information about YLF can be found on OOD’s website, www.ood.ohio.gov, under Individuals with Disabilities,  Students 14+.

NEW FOR 2020! Regional YLF Sites Contracted through Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (OSILC)

New this year, OOD has contracted with OSILC to provide regional YLFs in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Canton and Toledo. These regional events will share the same programming as the statewide YLF, but without the overnight component. For contact information for each regional event, please visit OSILC at http://www.ohiosilc.org/youth-leadership-forum/.

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