Youth Leadership Forum for youth & young adults—summer 2017 application

Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is hosting the 2017 Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in partnership with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and collaborators across Massachusetts.


YLF is an overnight conference for youth and young adults with disabilities, held annually in Massachusetts and other states across the country. YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better prepared for future employment, higher education, and independent living.


This year's YLF will take place from July 11-13 at Bridgewater State University.

Here are some of the topics covered during the conference:

  • self-advocacy
  • disability pride
  • assistive tech
  • independent living
  • employment skills
  • higher education
  • legislative education
The application deadline is April 15, 2017.


Learn more about the Youth Leadership Forum and apply to the programFor an offline version of the 2017 YLF Application, you can download a PDF of the YLF Application here.


Contact Susan Nicastro at 617-556-4075 x13 or ylf@pyd.org.