AMPLIFY-NY’s 2020 Virtual Youth Leadership Forum



FTNYS aims to AMPLIFY-NY with youth leadership forums and supported leadership activities for young people to speak up, build skills, and prepare to take on leadership roles. This initiative brings the opportunities to YOUth to provide the next generation of  leaders the tools and support they need for success. Parents and caregivers also have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops entitled “Foundations for Leadership” to assist them to assist young people to Lead On.

The youth leadership forums and parent/caregiver workshops are FREE TO ATTEND!

This initiative is funded from 2017-2021 through a grant with the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC).

AMPLIFY-NY is hosting the Virtual Youth Leadership Forums (VYLF) for young people ages 14-24 to speak up, build leadership and self-advocacy 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.

This VYLF is a FREE 6-day event (2.5 hours a day) that is presented in a fun, interactive and educational format with the support of peers along the way. We create a safe, youth-friendly environment with plenty of fun activities to complement the wealth of knowledge being learned! We invite young leaders to join us to build upon leadership skills and become empowered with self-confidence and self-determination.

  • Leadership & Communication Skills
  • Systems and Grassroots Advocacy
  • Strategic Sharing/Disability Disclosure
  • Disability History, Rights and Pride
  • Resources to Reach YOUR Goals
  • Financial Literacy
  • Living on my own/ILC
  • Virtual Resource Fair
  • Develop Leadership Plan
  • Peer Panel on Transition
  • Fun Evening Activities!
THE 411
  • It’s a unique opportunity!  Have the chance to attend and join a network of peers and alumni.

  • Have fun!  This is not your ordinary leadership event!

  • Be connected with resources to meet your goals and advocacy activities that interests you.

  • FREE to attend!  Attendees will be invited to attend an in person YLF in 2021.