How Are YLF Delegates Selected?
Delegates to the Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum are rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities chosen through a statewide competition that seeks students who have leadership potential.
Students submit an application form in two parts, an essay, and letters of recommendation. Selection committee members review applications and choose the delegates.
The delegates are representative of Oklahoma in terms of geography, gender, economic status, ethnicity, and types of disabilities.
Is There a Cost for Delegates to Attend?
All costs, including transportation, are paid by the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council.
The Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum enables youth with disabilities to grow
personally, socially and academically, and to fulfill their potential in
their work and lives. No student should be denied this opportunity.
How Can I Participate in YLF?
For a delegate application form or more information about becoming a staff member, volunteer or sponsor, click on the Application tab at the top of this page, or contact:
Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council
2401 N. W. 23 St., Suite 74
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Voice/TDD (405) 521-4984
Toll-free (800) 836-4470
Fax (405) 521-4910