Southern California's 1st Annual Youth Leadership Summit for High School Students with Disabilities
July 17-22, 2022
hosted by Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living
The YLS is a Five-day leadership program for students with disabilities, will be held on California State University Los Angeles Campus. Additional post-YLS sessions will be held in the months after the weeklong event as scheduled. These monthly workshops will focus on topics such as post-secondary education and careers.
Attendees will learn advocacy and leadership skills from alumni and professionals with disabilities and create a "Personal Futures Plan" to help reach their future education, independent living, and career goals.
Attendees will interact with County, State, and National leaders with disabilities, which may include celebrities, politicians, entertainers, and other adult role models with disabilities. Participants also make lifelong friendships with other Southern California Attendees and have mentorship opportunities with alumni.
The Youth Leadership Summit is a Five-day leadership program for students with disabilities who are high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2021-2022 school year, ending in June 2022, held at California State University Los Angeles.
No Cost to attendees
There is no cost for students who are selected to attend. If needed YLS can help acquire and provide the technology needed to attend sessions, including any related reasonable accommodations.
Who Can Attend?
Application submission window is now closed,
submitted applications are now under review
Southern California residents with a disability who are high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2021-2022 school year, ending in June 2022 are eligible to attend. Only the most highly qualified applicants are students who have demonstrated leadership potential in school and in the community. All students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.