The Youth Leadership Forum was initiated in 1992 by the California Governor's Committee on the Employment of Disabled Persons. This popular program spread across the country and is now conducted annually in more than 33 states. Maryland held its first Youth Leadership Forum (MD-YLF) in August 2000.
2014 delegates doing a mock testimony at YLF Legislative Day
Applicants will be called to participate in a regional interview after submitting their application form.
Current and former YLF delegates posing with Independence Now/YLF staff
2017 YLF dates: June 22-24, 2017
2017 YLF location: Towson University
Thursday, April 9: Baltimore City & Baltimore County
Saturday, April 11: Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard and Anne Arundel County
Saturday April 18: Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County
Sunday April 19: Fredrick and Carroll County
*If you applied to YLF and cannot attend the scheduled interview date contact Shannon Minnick to schedule a makeup.
TBA: Meet and Greet for accepted delegates
If you would like to receive email updates about YLF contact SMinnick@innow.org or use the contact information below.
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Youth Leadership Forum
C/O Independence Now, Inc.
12301 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20910