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Delegate applications are due June 5th.

Staff applications are due April 31st.

Presenters applications are due April 31st.

Vendor applications are due April 31st.

This year’s Youth Leadership Forum will be held June 26th-30th, 2023 at Colorado State University

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The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council will be facilitating a 5-day Youth Leadership Forum on June 26th-30th, 2023. Applications for delegates (youth ages 14 – 26), staff, and volunteers are in a link below.

The Colorado Youth Leadership Forum (CO-YLF) is an innovative conference for Colorado high school juniors, seniors, and young adults under 26 with disabilities as they prepare for and experience transitions to adulthood.

Students serve as delegates from their communities and are given the opportunity to cultivate their potential leadership, citizenship, and social skills. Designed to foster personal growth through self-discovery, the CO-YLF provides dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to assist each individual as they identify and embrace their strengths while planning for their future.

Successful adults with disabilities serve as role models in helping youth realize their ability, right, and obligation to pursue meaningful employment and contribute to society.


Google Docs –
PDF – Volunteer-application-YLF-2023-printout.pdf


Google Docs –

PDF – Delegate-Application-2023-printout.pdf


Google Docs –

PDF – Presenter-application-2023-printout.pdf

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