KSYLF Delegate Applications Due Feb 4th

Posted January 4, 2022 by Mandy Smith in

The 2022 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities will be held July 11-16, 2022 at Washburn University in Topeka. The KSYLF is an annual conference that is heading into its 21st year serving students with disabilities across the state. During the forum, delegates enjoy a week full of learning, fun, friends, and, most of all, a new sense of empowerment! They participate in a variety of sessions and activities, including large sessions with community speakers, small breakout sessions with their peers, as well as activities like a trip to the Capitol, mentor luncheon, recreation session, real life fair, barbecue, talent show, and a dance!

All students who are interested in attending the KSYLF must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in Kansas.
  • Have a disability as defined with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  • Be in the 11th or 12th grade as of January 31, 2022. Please note: Students who are in an 18-21 transition program qualify to apply as well.
  • Have demonstrated leadership potential or interest in school and the community. Remember, leadership comes in many forms!

There will be no cost for students who are selected to attend. All lodging, food, and accommodations are paid for through KSYLF funds. Accommodations such as personal care attendants, sign language interpreters, large print or Braille materials, and other accommodations will be provided for those delegates who need them.

Students must fill out an application that will be reviewed through a competitive selection process. About 20 – 25 delegates will be selected to attend. The delegate application deadline has been extended to February 4, 2022.

Delegate applications, as well as other information, can be downloaded from our website at www.kyea.org/upcomingksylf. More information can also be obtained by contacting Carrie Greenwood, Program Coordinator, at 785-215-6655 or carrieg@kyea.org.

Mandy Smith

Mandy has worked at RCIL since June of 2009. She is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and provides services in 32 counties to individuals who are blind or have low vision and are 55 years and older.

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