The Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) June 9-13, 2015 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The YLF is a unique leadership training program for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. Students from across the state that are selected to attend the YLF will develop important leadership and citizenship skills to assist them in reaching their life and career goals.
Through a competitive statewide process, up to 25 students will be selected to represent their communities as delegates at the YLF. To be eligible to attend the YLF, students must:
· Be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as of December 19, 2014.
· Have a documented disability. We accept applications from any students with any type of disability. We welcome and have had applications from students with significant learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis.
· Have demonstrated leadership potential in their school and community.
· Reside in Oklahoma.
Students selected will be able to attend the YLF at no cost.
For assistance, contact Jenifer Randle at (405) 521-4984 or toll-free at (800) 836-4470 or by email YLF@okddc.ok.gov.
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