Youth Leadership Forum

The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council is pleased to announce that we have again contracted with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) in hosting the Youth Leadership Forums (YLF).  Together with the local Centers for Independent Living (CILs), we will be offering 8 virtual Youth Leadership Forums this summer for High School juniors and seniors interested in leadership and advocacy. 

Students from anywhere in the state may participate in one of the following regional events (preferably in the same region as their home): Canton, Cleveland (2 sites), Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati and Athens.  Students will need to complete a YLF application and be eligible for OOD services to participate in this program. 

For more information, please download the YLF Regional Site Contact List here – dates are included, or contact Christina Carpenter at or at 614-809-1513.