The Youth Leadership Academy is an exciting new opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with disabilities to participate in customized learning and fun through personal and career, advocacy, and leadership development activities.
Only 25 students will be selected through a highly-competitive application process, but those lucky students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop themselves and make brand new lifelong friends!
Delegates will learn directly from peer mentors and successful adult role models while they work on their own personal leadership plans, enhance their communications skills, visit the state capitol, have a chance to speak directly to state legislators and policymakers, and much more! Best of all, all expenses are paid by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, including food and lodging!
The 2020 Youth Leadership Academy will take place on the campus of Virginia State University from July 13-16, 2020. Participation is limited and applications will only be accepted through March 27, 2020.
Application and info can be found, here