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The Montana Youth Leadership Forum is excited to sponsor MYLF mini sessions around Montana this year. MYLF Minis are a condensed (1 1/2 days) version of the week long forum that occurs each July at Carroll College and are a great way for high school students with disabilities to have fun as well as develop leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Havre Dec 8-9 (registration deadline Nov. 23)
  • Polson Feb. 2-3 (registration deadline Jan. 13)
  • Dillon May 4-5 (registration deadline April 14)

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1617 Euclid, Suite 1
Helena, MT 59601
(406)442-2576 Voice/TDD
(406)443-3796 Fax

Welcome to MYLF

MYLF (pronounced “my life”) is a unique career and leadership training program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with disabilities. By serving as delegates from their communities at a 5-day intensive training, youth with disabilities will cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills.

We-are-ONEDelegates gain access to vital resources related to assistive technology, community support, and self-advocacy. Successful men and women with disabilities serve as role models in helping youth realize their abilities and obligations to pursue meaningful employment and contribute to society. This educational and motivational forum involves an intense schedule. Throughout the training, small “working groups” explore personal leadership and career plans. The key to the MYLF is leadership by example. Adults with disabilities who have traveled the same path these young people are facing serve as faculty and staff. Many other volunteers, some with disabilities and some without, help to make the program a success. Delegates will have a one-year follow along upon completion of the program.


Quotes from MYLF Alumni:

Quotes from MYLF Alumni:

I liked the program because it gives me tons of support and I don’t have any anxiety anymore as to whether there will be help available to me.  This program is amazing  It showed me that I could do anything I wanted to and it’s alot easier than I thout it would be,  It was inspirational for me.
Devin Lofthouse, 2010 Delegate

I learned to put out the bad and bring in the good.  There is a lot of technology out there for those who are disabled.  I met many kids with different disabilities and how they cope with those disabilities.
Kara Royan, 2010 Delegate

MYLF has been such a great experience for me.  I have leanred  great leadership skills and I have also learned that it is ok to have a disability it doesn’t make you any less wonderful.
McKayla Jensen, 2011 Delegate,



June Hermanson
Montana Youth Leadership Forum
1617 Euclid Suite 1
Helena, MT 59601
(406)442-2576 Phone (406)443-3796 Fax

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