Florida Youth Leadership Forum – Person With A Disability, Ages 15-21

Florida Youth Leadership Forum – Person With A Disability, Ages 15-21

July 9-14, 2023 at Florida State University | Tallahassee, Florida 

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique leadership- training program for high school students with disabilities aged 15-21. This year YLF is being led by The Florida Independent Living Council (FILC) Youth Committeethey are a standing committee representing the commitment to youth initiatives as outlined under goal one of the State Plan on Independent Living (SPIL).

 As part of the program, students will represent their communities as delegates in Tallahassee and learn skills such as:

  • Cultivating Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Social Skills

For applications or questions, please contact Resource Center for Disability Solutions 321-633-6011 or email info@rcdsfl.org. 

2022 Florida’s Youth Leadership Forum

Do I Qualify for Florida’s Youth Leadership Forum? 

Applicants must have the ability to interact effectively with other students, adapt to new surroundings, follow an intensive schedule of daily activities, and demonstrate a willingness to participate in small and large group discussions. 

To qualify you must be:

  • Florida students aged 15-21, currently enrolled in high school education programs (public, private, virtual, GED, homeschool) or post-secondary school (trade, college, or university) are invited to apply.
  • Have a diagnosed disability at the time of application. 
  • Proof of Health Insurance (private, year-round school, Cover Florida, KidCare, or Medicaid are acceptable). 

Learn more about YLF and apply today:

Resource Center for Disability Solutions is here to support you, contact us if you have questions or need help applying.


One in four adults in the United States has a disability. That’s why Resource Center for Disability Solutions is here to help you find and secure the services that help you day in and day out. We believe that the best way to make a positive impact in your life is through a long-term relationship of collaboration that ensures you know the disability services and support available to you so you can effectively manage every aspect of your life.

Our Mission: To provide services and programs promoting independence for all people with disabilities.

Brevard County
571 Haverty Court Suite A
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: 321-633-6011

Indian River County
1400 27th Street Room 208
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-774-3060

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