|Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM|
Earlier in the year, I applied for The Youth Leadership Forum For Students With Disabilities (YLF). The YLF is through the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The application process was a very detailed one and only around forty students state wide are selected for this program; the selection process is a very limited one. Just having a disability isn’t enough to be accepted, the other qualities they’re looking for are community and extra-curricular involvement, leadership potential and being able to interact with others. The YLF is a four day overnight event, taking place in July and will present an opportunity to show my independence. It will also be nice to be around other disabled students knowing that they also face similar challenges as mine. It'll be comforting knowing I’m not alone in this world.
Last Thursday, I was interviewed by the YLF’s Ability Advocate. I thought the interview went very well. They’ll let me know within the next few weeks if I’m accepted. I'll keep everyone posted.
Wish me luck!