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Statewide Events



YOUTH POWER! is proud to announce the application for the next New York Institute for Self-Advocacy (NYISA) is now open and accepting submissions! The NYISA is YP!’s initiative for young adults (21+) to learn self-advocacy skills such as civics, public speaking, budgeting, and much more. NYISA Graduates go on to the Emerging Leaders Network, where they take what they learned and teach other self-advocates across New York State. The event is free to attend! 
More information can be found on the attached flyer, here.
The deadline for this year’s application has ENDED.

Regional Events



YOUTH POWER!’s AMPLIFY-NY Initiative will host the 2018 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) for young people with disabilities to speak up, build skills, and prepare to take on leadership roles. This peer-run forum brings opportunities to YOUth and gives the next generation of leaders the tools and support they need for success. The YLF is a safe, youth-friendly environment with plenty of fun activities to complement the wealth of knowledge being learned!  This 4-day, 3-night forum is FREE to attend and includes panel presentations, hands-on activities to practice leadership skills, and supported leadership activities. Future leaders do not want to miss this opportunity to build leadership skills and become empowered with self-confidence and self-determination!

  • It’s a unique opportunity; have the chance to attend as one of 30 young people.
  • Be connected with an experienced advisor to complete a leadership project that interests you.
  • This event is FREE if accepted and includes your meals, housing, and transportation assistance.
  • In order to be selected you must:
    • Have a developmental or other disability.
    • Be in the age range of 14-24 (Youth under 18 must have guardian approval).
    • Live in New York State.
    • Show demonstrated leadership potential in your application (*now easier to apply!*).
    • Complete the application and return it by June 17, 2018

Application deadline has ended!

For more information, contact Elijah Fagan-Solis at 518-432-0333 ext. 19 or EFagan@youthpowerny.org.

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