The 2021 Maryland Youth Leadership Forum (MDYLF) offers young people with disabilities the opportunity to build leadership skills.
MDYLF is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students with disabilities in their final years of high school who attend a four-day event with training on leadership, disability history and culture, advocacy, and careers.
During MDYLF youth learn the history of the Disability Movement and lesser-known facts about people with disabilities in history.
The 2021 Maryland Youth Leadership Forum will take place via Zoom from August 4th thru 7th. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2021.
Maryland Youth Leadership Forum alumnus Noah, Class of 2020, shared his thoughts on his experience with Independence Now. “I learned how to write a poem. Maryland Youth Leadership Forum impacted me by showing me how to live independently and showing that I am a leader for my rights. My experience with the Youth Leadership Forum[…]