The 2021 Youth Leadership Forum is going VIRTUAL!                                       

 July 20th – 22nd and July 27th – 29th!


The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will be facilitating a 2-week virtual 2021 Colorado Youth Leadership Forum (CO-YLF) on July 20th – 22nd and July 27th – 29th. 

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 transition 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. 

We are looking for 30 students/young adults and 15 – 20 staff/volunteers to participate and are reaching out to organizations throughout Colorado for assistance with our recruitment efforts. Please review the attached recruitment materials (Flyer, Fast Facts, Delegate Letter, and Staff Letter), display them at your organization, and share broadly with your network!

If you are interested in being a YOUTH DELEGATE this year, click here.

If you are interested in being a STAFF/VOLUNTEER this year, click here.