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The Full Story

More About YLF

The NCYLF is an overnight, 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.

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What do we talk about at a YLF?

Topics covered at the YLF include: disability history, transitions (moving out of the house, going from high school to higher education), employment, housing, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislation affecting people with disabilities, advocacy, leadership, goal setting, disability pride, voting, and more.

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