California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities

YLF is an annual five day leadership program that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with students their own age and staff with various disabilities to develop long lasting friendships.

YLF is held in Sacramento. Students will get to stay in the dorms on campus at California State University, Sacramento.

The Deadline for the 2016 YLF has been extended to January 31, 2016

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For more information or to apply to attend YLF, select the instruction and application links below.

YLF Student Documents and Information


The 2016 Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 23-29, 2016


The 2016 YLF Delegate Application has been extended! Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2016. Please read the application information guidelines, then download and complete the application below. Print and scan the completed typed application, essay, and letter of recommendation(s). All documents must be emailed to Please note, the signature page must be post-marked by January 31, 2016.




Youth Leadership Forum Staff

YLF has several onsite staff positions available, with the priority given to YLF alumni. If you are interested in applying to serve as a volunteer, or paid onsite staff during YLF week (July 23-29, 2016), applications will be available in the Spring of 2016.

YLF Staff Documents and Information


The 2016 Youth Leadership Forum will be held on July 23-29, 2016


The Staff Application will be released in Spring of 2016. Please check back for more information.




YLF Logo 
                - the shadow of a bird flying with a white capitol dome 
                in its feathers, and the letters YLF at bottom left



WILL BE HELD JULY 23-29, 2016.


Delegate Applications are currently being accepted.

(The dates and location of the 2016 Youth Leadership Forum are subject to change.)


If you have any questions

Please call: (855) 894-3436
or Email: