[PAST EVENT] Youth Leadership Academy Now Accepting Applications

July 8, 2018 - July 12, 2018
Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
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The Youth Leadership Academy is an exciting new opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in customized learning and fun through personal and career, advocacy, and leadership development activities - all especially designed for youth with disabilities.

Delegates will learn directly from peer mentors and successful adult role models while they work on their own personal leadership plans, improve their communications skills, visit the state capitol, and have a chance to speak directly to state legislators and policymakers, and much more! 

Best of all, all expenses are paid by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, including food and lodging! 

Only 25 students will be selected through a highly-competitive application process, but those lucky students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop themselves and make brand new lifelong friends!