Selection Process

To participate in the Florida Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Florida resident under the age of 18 at least two months before the event begins
  • Have a disability as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Show demonstrated leadership potential
  • Show participation in extra-curricular activities and community involvement
  • Possess the ability to interact effectively with other students,
  • Be capable of adapting to new surroundings and following an intense schedule of forum activities,
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in small and large group discussions.
  • Show proof of health insurance (private insurance, KidsCare or Medicaid are acceptable)