Youth LEAD NC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Youth LEAD NC equips youth with disabilities, ages 30 and younger, with the skills and support needed to reach their full potential and become independent, productive members of society.
Making A Difference
YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM (YLF)
Growing Youth Into Leaders
The NCYLF is an annual multi-day program that fosters emerging youth and young adult leaders by teaching them how to advocate in their communities and for themselves. Delegates come from all across North Carolina to learn about the Disability Rights Movement and how certain civil rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, came to fruition. The NCYLF builds young leaders while enabling them to experience independence and find their voice as advocates.
Go to the 'NCYLF' tab at the top to learn more and apply for 2022!
PEER TO PEER MENTORING
At Youth LEAD NC, we are dedicated to providing ongoing support to youth to help them continue to grow as leaders and self advocates. Since 2018, we’ve been supporting our youth with disabilities in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our programs.
LEADING ON SERIES
Creating Empowered Youth
Here at Youth LEAD NC, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Monthly Zoom video calls provide a sense of community as well as building on the concepts taught at Youth Leadership Forum. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
See the full list of upcoming events on Facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/YouthLEADNC/events
"We Stand for Disability Rights"
accessibility, safety, community acceptance, independent living, quality of life, full and activity participation in society, and equal access to education and employment