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Cuyahoga County Youth Leadership Forum

June 25, 2024 from 9:00am - 4:00pm





Sponsor: Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)
Contacts: Cheryl Gorham at cgorham@leapinfo.org or 216-456-0837 or Ted Sielski at tsielski@leapinfo.org or 216-456-0832

Cost: Free

More info and to apply (deadline May 17, 2024)

Twenty plus (20+) high school sophomores, juniors, seniors with disabilities will be selected to
attend. To be eligible for the Youth Leadership Forum, students must:

(a) have a disability;
(b) be a high school student as of December 31, 2023;
(c) have demonstrated leadership potential in school and the community; and
(d) reside in Ohio.

At YLF you will:

  • Learn about choosing a career
  • Learn about available resources and assistive technology
  • Identify existing barriers to personal and professional success and develop
  • plans to overcome those barriers
  • Interact with professionals with disabilities who serve as mentors and role
  • models
  • Develop a personal leadership plan, which includes specific action steps to
  • follow when you return to your community
  • Gain the power to reach your goals in education, employment, and
  • community leadership
  • Develop a social network with your peers


Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115

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