|Posted on July 23, 2010 at 8:16 AM|
I just returned from the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). It was a four day overnight event. I gained much from this forum, including independence and time management skills. I obtained this by having to follow a set schedule and by not constantly having a parent or aide by my side. I also gained confidence of what I need to do without the annoying reminders.
It was nice knowing and seeing that I'm not alone; so many others face struggles in their everyday lives. Each one of us have difficulties and differences, but we all have one thing in common: we are each seen as leaders in the community, with our individual talents.The friendships we made will be life-long (well, at least on Facebook):).
We all grasped a new understanding of life. We learned that it IS possible to obtain our future dreams. One woman, an amputee gold medalist, left me with this thought: anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Needless to say, very inspiring. Watch the news story video; I'm interviewed in it. -Rachel