Tag Archives: YLF

Myrick passes the torch to Jenkins

For more than 40 years, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Assistant Commissioner James Myrick has tried to instill service from the heart in his daily life and the lives of those he supervised. At the beginning of October, Myrick, who was a record-setting track star at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, will passed the baton as assistant commissioner

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Lanzi provides words of wisdom to 2019 YLF delegates

The 21st Youth Leadership Forum recently concluded another successful session. Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the five-day event seeks to equip high school students with disabilities with valuable leadership skills through sessions on self-esteem, career exploration, technology, independent living, and etiquette. Other sponsors of this year’s camp included the Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with

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2017 YLF delegates target leadership, success (photo gallery + video)

YLF group picture with Timothy Alexander

  The 31 graduates of the 19th annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) left Troy University better equipped to take charge of their own lives following the five-day event that focused on self-esteem, self-advocacy, career exploration, independent living, and assistive technology. “YLF provides an opportunity to empower young people with disabilities to fully realize their potential to lead,” said Karen Jenkins,

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Thirty-five students graduate 2016 edition of Youth Leadership Forum (photo gallery)

Thirty-five students with disabilities are now graduates of this year’s Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). The 18th edition of the program took place last week on the campus of Troy University and was sponsored by ADRS. YLF is an innovative, intensive, five-day career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities throughout Alabama. Program activities focus on career planning, leadership development,

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2015 edition of Youth Leadership Forum graduates 34

This year's YLF class included 34 delegates

Thirty-four students with disabilities are now graduates of this year’s Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). The program, now in its 17th year, took place this week on the campus of Troy University and was sponsored by ADRS. On Wednesday, the students toured the state Capitol and attended a mentor luncheon at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery. YLF is an innovative, intensive, five-day career

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ADRS, delegates prep for 17th YLF

Delegates are set to arrive for the 17th annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in Troy, May 31 through June 4. Each year, the event better equips high school juniors and seniors with disabilities to take charge of their own lives through self-esteem, self-advocacy, and independent living skills. With 38 delegates expected to attend, the 2015 forum will be

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YLF delegates target leadership, success

Graduates of the 16th annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) left Troy University better equipped to take charge of their own lives following the five-day event that focused on self-esteem, self-advocacy, independent living, and assistive technology. Twenty-seven students with disabilities  participated in this year’s forum. The delegates are selected through a statewide competition that seeks students with disabilities who have leadership

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