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Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Seeking Delegates and Volunteers

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KSYLF logo with dove The Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (KSYLF) is currently searching for motivated young leaders to attend the twentieth annual forum held July 6-11, 2020 at Washburn University in Topeka. We are also searching for adults toserve as volunteers for the week of the KSYLF.

The KSYLF is an annual conference that is heading into its twentieth 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! Through various large sessions, delegates are able to hear from community leaders on such topics as disability history, advocacy, goal setting, leadership, resources, and much more. Students are also able to share life experiences, goals, and ideas during breakout sessions with small groups. By week's end, all delegates will have stated their future plans and career goals in their very own Personal Leadership Plan.

Aside from large and small group sessions, students participate in a variety of fun activities as well. A trip to the Capitol is always a highlight of the week. Students are able to tour the Capitol building, as well as participate in a legislative activity in the Senate Chambers. Other activities include a mentor luncheon where delegates are paired with an adult from their area who has a similar career interest, and a talent show where participants are able to share their unique abilities with the group. Other fun activities include a recreation session, real life fair, a barbecue, and a dance, which is always a delegate favorite!

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 December 31, 2019. 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 for the 2020 Forum is December 15, 2019.

KSYLF is also accepting applications for volunteers for our 2020 Forum. We are searching for committed, enthusiastic people who are willing to devote a week to this great program. Do you have the skills and passion to help facilitate groups and motivate youth with disabilities? Then consider serving as a volunteer at this year's KSYLF.

Past volunteers, KSYLF alumni, and new volunteers are encouraged to apply! Volunteer applicants must fill out our application form, as well as two background checks, and send to the KYEA office. Volunteer applications are due by February 14, 2020.

Delegate and volunteer applications, as well as other information, can be downloaded from our website at
More information can also be obtained by contacting Carrie Greenwood, Program Coordinator, at 785-215-6655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Apply to be a KSYLF Delegate or Volunteer
Learn more about the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum

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