California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities

YLF is an annual five day leadership program that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with students their own age and staff with various disabilities to develop long lasting friendships.

YLF is held in Sacramento. Students will get to stay in the dorms on campus at California State University, Sacramento.

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For more information or to apply to attend YLF, select the instruction and application links below.

YLF Student Documents and Information


The 2014 Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 21-25, 2014


The 2014 YLF student delegate application is now available! Please download and complete the application below. The completed application, letter of recommendation, and essay must be emailed to no later than March 15, 2014 at 5:00pm.

YLF Student Delegate Application

YLF Application Instructions and Further Information:
English Version     Spanish Version

YLF Application Checklist:
English Version     Spanish Version

If you require screen reader accessible documents, you may use the Word documents posted below. Please note the accessible application is posted in two parts - be sure to complete and review both of these documents.

Accessible YLF Student Application Part 1

Accessible YLF Student Application Part 2




Youth Leadership Forum Staff

YLF has several onsite staff positions available, with priority given to YLF alumni. If you are interested in applying to serve as volunteer or paid onsite staff during the YLF week (July 21-25, 2014), please see the instructions and application information below.

YLF Staff Documents and Information


The 2014 Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 21-25, 2014


The 2014 YLF Staff Application will be released in Spring 2014.
Please check back soon for more information.




YLF Logo 
                - the shadow of a bird flying with a white capitol dome 
                in its feathers, and the letters YLF at bottom left



WILL BE HELD JULY 21-25, 2014.



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