What’s New?

Applications are Now Open for the 2024 Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

Become a Voice that Creates Change

Do you want to learn about being a leader? If so, the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is for you! YLA is a way to connect with peers with disabilities and learn leadership skills. Spend two hours per day for five days this summer and gain skills for a lifetime. All sessions are virtual and FREE!

YLA is for students with disabilities, ages 14-21.  You will learn to build your leadership skills by: goal setting, self-determination, civic engagement, disability rights, networking and mentoring.

Informational Session: Wednesday, May 22 ā€“ 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Applications Due: Monday, June 27

YLA Training: Monday, July 29 ā€“ Friday, August 2 ā€“ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Graduation Ceremony in Des Moines with Virtual Option: Saturday, August 10

Link to more information and to apply.

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