AZSILC supports the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum. This forum provides peer-based learning opportunities focused on personal skill development and empowerment through disability history and culture.
History of the Youth Leadership Forum
In 1992, California implemented a Leadership Development program for high school students who have disabilities.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy set a goal for states to replicate the California program, and today over 30 states host a Youth Leadership Forum.
In Arizona, we held the first Youth Leadership Forum in 2014. Today, over 100 students have graduated from the forum!