FREE to attend if selected!  Washington State is hosting their 20th Annual Youth Leadership Forum for students with disabilities.

  • Dates:  August 7 – August 12, 2022
  • Location:  Dumas Bay Center
  • Federal Way, WA

This is an extensive, six-day leadership training program for INCOMING high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.  Delegates from around the state of Washington will be selected!  The Forum is free to attend but students must apply to be considered.

Print the application and email or mail to:

  • GCDE YLF, Attn:  Elaine Stefanowicz
  • PO Box 9046
  • Olympia, WA 98507-9046

Questions?  Contact the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment at or 360.890.3774.

Deadline:  May 31, 2022

Applications may be considered after the deadline if space is still available. Students will be notified by email or text within 7 business days of receipt of their application.  Follow-up information regarding travel, accommodations, etc., will be sent by email after June 10, 2022.

This program is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools.  Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

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